Interview date: 5.16.15
Peggy Bishop is a New Orleans' ceramic artist. Peggy started taking ceramic classes approximately 15 years ago in 2000. She soon bought a kiln and throwing wheel and began practicing at home. In no time, Peggy had created more ceramic pieces then she knew what to do with. Two years after she had learned to throw and fire ceramics, Peggy decided to decorate the no parking sign poles around her Bayou St. John home. Her whimsical ceramic totems soon became eye-catching focal points throughout the Faubourg St. John neighborhood. As the saying goes, â€śthe rest is historyâ€ť. Today, Peggy's unique totems grace yards, appear on Tulane Universityâ€™s campus, and are for sale in Rhino Gallery. However, Peggy does not confine her art work to totems. The range of her work includes wall art, functional ceramic ware, andâ€”of courseâ€”
distinctive yard art. Peggyâ€™s ceramic totems convey the creativity and vibrancy of New Orleans; these special art pieces reflect the cityâ€™s unfettered joie de vivre.
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