Conley produces functional stoneware pieces,
whimsical wheel-thrown and hand built raku-fired
pottery. Bright colors, bold designs, interesting
surface textures and innovative shapes are the
hallmarks of this unique Arkansas artist.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
where she received a BA in art and psychology and
an MA in psychology, Conley said she always knew
clay would be a part of her life.
"I knew that one
day I would return to clay and have a pottery studio
of my own.
I didn't find my
way back to clay until 1991, when I moved to Little
Rock and began working as a freelance copy and
scriptwriter. Thanks to corporate downsizing, I
had an opportunity to invent a life for myself
that allows me to create in two mediums...words
Conley is a member of
the Arkansas Artists Registry and has attended numerous
workshops by some of the nation's most celebrated
potters. In addition to her work being shown At the
Nancy Conley has exhibited at
The Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, as well as
galleries in Seaside, Florida, Hot
Springs and North Little Rock, Arkansas.