Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winston County Library Receives a Beautiful Gift

The Winston County Library recently received a beautiful piece of hand-made pottery from Glendia Cooper.  The piece, titled “Black and White”, has been added to the library’s permanent art collection.  Ms. Cooper grew up in Louisville but now resides in Jacksonsonville, FL, where she teaches high-school art. Last summer, several of her pieces were on display in the Winston County Library.  She received her B.A. from Mississippi Valley State University and an M.A. in teaching from Jacksonville University.  Inspiration to work with clay came in her early childhood and adolescence, spent in the state of Mississippi, with its rich soils replete with various clays.  Her pieces are created using the “coil method” and the “slab method”.  Her tour of Egypt, Benio, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Brazil provided the inspiration for a series of intriguing pieces of work that includes boxes, reliquaries and vessels.  Glendia’s parents were James and Louise Cooper and grandparents were Houston and Emma Cooper, all of Louisville.