April Felipe was born in, Queens, New York. The city was an amazing place to grow up, exposing her to a wide variety of characters, constant action and energy compacted into small spaces. She received her B.F.A from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. April then worked for Greenwich House Pottery in New York City. In 2007 she enrolled in the ceramics graduate program at Ohio University, receiving her M.F.A in 2010. She is currently living In Ohio working For the Dairy barn Arts Center and working in her studio.Statement
"While studying art in college and graduate school, I explored different materials and concepts. Pushing myself hard, getting to the real reasons of why I create art. It was challenging and I like to think of the work produced as a nourishing meal. Yet there was work that I loved to make that could not fit into that academic world. Every now and then I like to create work that is just fun. I like to think of this work as candy, maybe not as nourishing but definitely fun to consume.
Trying to find a home for this work I created BabyGrapes designs; work that is pure candy. It is based out of my studio in Ohio. I hope it brings as much joy to people as I have creating it."
ceramic jewelry, wearable art, fashion, patterned, colorful motifs, fun, floral, vibrant, clay, pretty, handmade, eye-catching, contemporary