Graduate student gets works published in upcoming book

Sharon McCoy, Monte Vista, Colo., graduate student at Fort Hays State University, will have work published in “Humor in Craft,” a new book published by Schiffer Publishing.

“I am a narrative artist that is in love with clay,” said McCoy. “Clay gives me the placidity to capture my thoughts when it is wet and permanency of the form when fired.”

The book consists of hundreds of images and essays from all over the world to allow readers to gain insight into the creative minds of contemporary artists. A variety of traditional craft media are shown, such as furniture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry and metal, as well as a number of unique, nontraditional techniques with topics ranging from the playful to the serious.

“Color is of the utmost significance in my work. The layering of bold, vibrant colors invite the viewer to take a closer look,” said McCoy. “It is not my intention to give up my whole story, but to entice the viewer to make up their own.”

The official release date for the book is March 28.

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