Cassie Ryalls brings her unique perspective to the ceramic arts community in Asheville's River Arts District. Best known for her Souls series, figural sculptures that explore the human form in clay, her chosen medium. One of Cassie's inspirations for this body of work is the CS Lewis quotation: "You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." In addition to the Souls, Cassie creates ceramic garden sculptures, lamps, wall installations, and more.
Cassie arrived in the River Arts District several years ago, via Berea College in Kentucky, Penland School of Craft, and Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, where she was a Resident Artist before settling into new studio space at Curve Studios - 9 Riverside Drive - in 2008. Cassie can often be found in the studio any day of the week.