Corianne Thompson--Cocktails & Collecting 2015 artist

Corianne Thompson

Corianne Thompson works at Penn State Lehigh Valley as the Instructor of Ceramics and Art Education. She has been teaching art professionally for over a decade in public and private elementary schools, continuing education, and colleges. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally. Corianne earned both her MAT and BFA from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD) and also studied art in Rome, Italy, through Temple University. Her current work is inspired by the incredibly intriguing forms found in the sea. The abstraction of these organic forms lends an infinite formal language to the design of her wheel-thrown porcelain vessels. Her work serves as a type of visual journal about the growth and learning we experience throughout life. Corianne’s work is a type of memorial to the way information is pieced together in our minds and then built into a framework–a framework from which we gain understanding of who we are and our place in this world.