Pringle Teetor

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Art has always been a part of my essen­tial being. A for­mer pot­ter, I began my expe­ri­ence as a small child with clay. Trail­ing behind my mother, who was in art school at Sophie New­comb in New Orleans, I spent hours play­ing with clay on an old kick wheel and con­tin­ued, show­ing and sell­ing my work through high school. I taught at the San Anto­nio Art Insti­tute while earn­ing a degree in Stu­dio Art from Trin­ity Uni­ver­sity, and con­tin­ued there for many years after graduation.

My life expe­ri­ences and artists with whom I have stud­ied and worked have always influ­enced my art. Liv­ing abroad and trav­el­ing the world, I used my cam­era as a tool to express feel­ings and to com­mu­ni­cate famil­iar­ity with my sub­ject to oth­ers. This became my grail after an acci­dent made work­ing with clay too difficult.

After mov­ing to North Car­olina I had the oppor­tu­nity to try molten glass as a medium. Glass­blow­ing com­bines sci­ence with art. Its prop­er­ties are at any time hot or cold, fluid or soft, then brit­tle and hard. This meta­mor­pho­sis can take place in an instant. Glass can be opaque or trans­par­ent, shiny or matte. You use your hand to form it but you can’t touch it. You can work alone or work as a team. It can be phys­i­cally chal­leng­ing and exhaust­ing. The con­nec­tions of color, light, shape and com­po­si­tion pro­vide end­less out­lets for the cre­ative soul. I am a begin­ner. I will always be learning.

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Pringle will be a Fea­tured Artist in August. DREAMING IN COLOR, open­ing recep­tion, Fri­day, August 26th, 6 –- 9 pm.


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