Denise Incao has always felt at home in the natural world. She has made it her
life’s work to express the beauty and compassion of nature and spirit through
various forms of art. From abstract expressionistic wall pieces, to archetypal masks, to whimsical and functional vessels, as well as elegant functional ware. Denise’s sculptural creations are a combination of ceramic work and found objects, both natural and human made, emanating the earthy, primordial roots of humankind and of art itself. Raw and alive, yet elegant and contained, Denise’s work shows a mastery of form infused with a passionate spontaneity.
Denise was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1966. Her young life was spent roaming forests, playing in gardens, and sailing and exploring the barrier island beaches of No. Florida. In 1995, she graduated Cum Laude with a BFA from Auburn Univ. in Alabama – she was the first to do so with a Studio Emphasis in Sculptural Ceramics. While building a respectable representation at galleries and museums in the southeast, she also created and directed various ceramics
programs for schools and camps in Alabama, Tennessee, and North Florida, as
well as adult classes and private lessons in North Florida. She is creating new
works in her Paulden home studio, exhibiting those works in the Southwest US,
while teaching children and adults to speak through clay.