Alice Ballard stands out as one of the masters of ceramic sculpture in our state. Her treatment of natural, organic forms succeeds in transforming the common and familiar into eloquent explorations of forms and innovative, thoughtful designs. Her work exhibits a keen mastery of her material with a refined sense of craftsmanship. She blends sculptural form, scale and surface texture with a subtle color palette. Ballard’s presentation of her forms produces delightful spatial compositions that enliven any space.
Alice Munn’s exquisite ceramics of ‘natural objects’ illustrate, by her hands, the fact that we are part of and not apart from nature. If we understand that - we cannot escape our responsibility to use our own hands wisely.
Columbia Museum of Art's fall 2015 exhibition, Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina