Norma Rodney Harrack’s association with the clay goes back some two and a half decades. Her work reflects what she calls the ‘classical contemporary’. Towards this end she seeks to demonstrate the consistent investigation of form; a pursuit more recently kindled by her desire to examine traditional vesel forms of Jamaica’s earliest peoples and to respond to the challenges of porcelain, the most demanding of all pottery mediums.
Several developments at home and abroad have contributed to the advancement of her career. Foremost have been the award of a Silver Musgrave Medal in 1993 from the Institute of Jamaica and the acceptance of her work in the prestigious Faenza Exhibition in Italy. Other invitations to exhibit in Croatia, Egypt and more recently a one person show at the Burlington Art Centre in Ontario, Canada have also significantly boosted her confidence. Most recently, she has been admitted as a Member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva, Switzerland. She says: “These opportunities have provided valuable international exposure as well as broadened experience in the field and enhanced my development as a ceramist.” PA-S 2000