Activity: Native plant and clay seed bombs
Kennedy Snider explores the relationship between art, craft, and functional wares through ceramics, jewelry, and several other traditional media. Her attention to craft began at an early age in the home with sewing, pottery, and a respect for made objects. Kennedy began her academic career learning Arts Education at University of Victoria. It was her 2016 apprenticeship with Penny Michelle that inspired her to pursue a degree in Fine Art from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2020. Throughout Kennedy’s time at Emily Carr she began and maintained her jewelry business We Mumble, selling jewelry in boutiques and online. Kennedy’s academic practice included other process-based media such as print making, in addition to her primary focus on ceramic functional works. Her most recent work extends the metaphor of creative process to the subject matter, including reproductive processes of plants in her sculpted vessels.
As a functional ceramic artist, my work is situated in the day to day. Using relief sculpture I am able to introduce depictions of seed pods, flowers, moths, and other such creatures to express the potential energy we carry and cumulate through the day. Objects of communion, or vessels for medicine and healing offer the possibility of new growth and positive change, that I hope to breath into the world.
Design, Illustration, Print-Making
In my art practice, I use a variety of mediums including digital illustration and block printing using linoleum and rubber hand-carved stamps. The subjects of my art usually have a feminine perspective that varies between people, animals and nature. My work is bold but playful, flowy but strong representing different dynamics of the feminine. I am inspired by people and objects by looking at them from a different perspective to create a new kind of interest and expressing my own experience in life. As a multi-ethnic artist, I have lived 18 years in Arizona and 13 years in Greater Vancouver. I graduated from UBC in Environmental Design from the School of Architect and Landscape Architecture. As a Mexican Canadian, I have many perspectives that I try and bring forth in everything I do.