Ceramicist and designer, Keavy Murphree, has long been called to the raw and tactile
process of clay creation. Sculpting from her studio in Nashville, Keavy employs varied
techniques to craft distinctive pieces that augment living spaces through her signature
blend of form and color. Keavy has discovered the intersection connecting the bold
playfulness of folk art with the understated simplicity of modern design to create
collectible pieces that are both offbeat and charming.
Many have come to know Keavy's work through her highly-recognizable Horny Beasts,
an ongoing collection of faceless, horned animals, and her FACES collection. Keavy's
recent work further develops this aesthetic, expanding an exploration of vanity and
modern perceptions of beauty into functional pieces. These furnishings include a play
on traditional face jugs as well as larger-scale end tables and wall shelves.
Keavy’s ceramic work is the culmination of a successful career in design, beginning with
a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design from the University of Illinois at
Champaign-Urbana followed by positions in product design for tech and wearable
accessories before opening her own art and design studio in 2016.
Keavy works and resides with her family in Nashville, where she continues to advance
her studio work and expand her collections.