Natalie Tornatore

Minneapolis, MN

Core Fellow 2005-2006


"Two years filled with demos and lectures, changeover weekends and bacon pans, bonfires and dance parties – Penland’s Core Program provides invaluable learning at every turn. However, the greatest lesson I gained was understanding that the most important aspect of creative activity was not in the ‘what’ of making or thinking, but rather, in the ‘how’ I make and ‘how’ I think. The ‘how’ stays with you forever… as an artist, community member, a colleague or a friend."


Between, 2012
14 x 10 x 10 feet
Porcelain, wire, monofilament, shadows; installation
Photo © Artist
Barr Gallery, Indiana State University








Cusp, 2013
10 x 6 x 2.5 inches
Porcelain, enamel paint, elastic, brass pin, shadows
Photo © Artist
Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota




Differential Threshold, 2013
10 x 15 x 5 feet
Porcelain, mirrors, shadows
Photo © Artist
Bellarmine University Gallery