Isabelle Coppinger is originally from the woods of Western Massachusetts. She now calls A sheville, North Carolina home. Growing up in the country, Isabelle was inspired by the natural world around her which has greatly influenced her creative work.
Isabelle creates her installations using a low-fire white earthenware clay or a mid-range porcelain clay, and her favorite tool, an x-acto knife. Cutting out botanically inspired shapes from thinly rolled slabs of clay, she designs intricate patterns. While some of her installations are planned for the gallery, Isabelle develops custom pieces for unique spaces as well.
Isabelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Ceramics and Sculpture from Warren Wilson College in 2017. She was a resident artist for three years at Odyssey Clayworks in the River Arts District and now works at South Side Studios in Asheville where she continues to develop her work. She moved to New Orleans in 2018 for a year and now travels back and forth often as she just can't seem to stay away for too long!