Jill Ball, a life-long artist, is well-known for her award-winning holiday representations in polymer clay and oil paintings of animals. She specializes in lifelike details that she handcrafts into each of her creations.
Her one-of-a-kind work is sold exclusively through her studio and at select arts and crafts shows annually. She has been featured multiple times in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts, and her work has been exhibited at the Peabody Essex Museum in Boston, the Southeast Wildlife Exhibition in Charleston, South Carolina, and several galleries around the country. Ball also teaches private lessons and classes at a local college.
She studied various media at the Clay Institute of Fine Art, beginning at age seven through adulthood, and interior design at the Parson School of Design of New York City. She has been a professional artist for more than 40 years. She is also a mother, grandmother, and lover of all things with paws, hooves, or wings.
Artisans wishing to participate in the 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts™ may download applications by clicking here. Because of the uncertainty of mail delivery caused by the Pandemic, we have extended the deadline for entries. We will accept entries postmarked by February 15, 2021. Those selected will be notified after judging in April, 2021. The 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts™ will appear in the August 2021 issue of Early American Life.
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