Heaviest of Words, 2021, Hand Built Stoneware Clay with Cotton Thread and Wax, 4 x 5 x 3 inches.
Jill Marleah Bell is a Brooklyn artist working in clay. She creates sculptural wall pieces and functional bowls and cups. Bell is fascinated by “contrasting emotions”. Her work deals with the idea of life being “simultaneously laughable and heart wrenching” and she illustrate how these emotions can “exist together in the same moment” and “the tension, irony and contradiction that result from this conflict”. Bell has exhibited throughout the US and has work in the collections of: San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, Rohm & Haas and Derek Mason and Dan Jacobs. Bell completed her CFEVA Visual Artist Fellow in 2006.