By alison murphy
Alison (Ali) Murphy is a senior at Millersville University dual majoring in Art Education and Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics. She is an officer of the Slip & Score Society, the university’s ceramics club, and a member of Millersville’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, an honors society. As an artist, she is passionate about the intimacy between the work and the artist/viewer/collector. She decided to submit this specific body of work because she felt she was finally creating work that was right for her, and that fulfilled her needs as a maker, as well as providing pieces that others could incorporate into their daily routines for aesthetic beauty and function. She aims to use her knowledge and love of art in her professional career as an aspiring K-12 art educator in the public-school system. She also wishes to one day open a nonprofit organization for inner city school district children to have a safe space to create as a healthy outlet for their emotions, to have access to free art materials and instruction, and to have something positive to participate in.