The Artery gains prize-winning intern

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 08:02 AM.

“Everything fell into place,” said Knapp. “I’ll work here until Leslie kicks me out!”

Knapp admits that she never saw herself as the type to work an office job. She was drawn to more creative roles spurred by a love of photography that hit during her high school days.

In college, she bounced around majors, starting in art history and toeing the waters of experimental art before finding her niche with sculpture. It was when she took a trip to study abroad in Italy and saw the historic sculptures that adorned buildings, streets and parks that her true passion was ignited.

“They knocked me off my feet,” she said.

Though she started school at the Savannah College of Art and Design, she transferred to University of Georgia and it was there she said she flourished and made friends.

Knapp revealed that she had a love affair with pottery and clay from a young age and she received her first potter’s wheel as a gift at age seven.

“I love working with my hands and throwing on the wheel,” said Knapp. “It allows me to put emotion into something.”

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