Tinka Jordy. Photograph by Catharine Carter



Figurative Clay Sculpture

Tinka Jordy has been working as a professional artist for 38 years and her work is exhibited and collected internationally.
Tinka received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 after attending The Cleveland Institute of Art and The Kansas City Art Institute.
Tinka is co-owner of Eno Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Hillsborough, NC
Tinka is a board member of the Hillsborough Arts Council and served as Chair from 2007 to 2010.

Recent News
Tinka Jordy is honored to have been chosen for a sculpture exhibition at the Brahm Museum titled "The Sculptors Voice" August 15 thru November 14, 2015.
Curated by Bill Brown, Jr., the exhibition showcases work by five leading sculptors across the south. Bill Brown states "The artists in this exhibition were selected for their diversity, exploration of materials, and mastery of process, as well as the individual strength of each sculptors voice."

Tinka was also honored to exhibit sculptures at an invitational exhibition in Seagrove, NC. 'Prized Pieces - The Makers Collection' North Carolina Pottery Center Museum, Seagrove, NC May - October 2015

Jordy is represened by Eno Gallery in Hillsborough, NC
Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been representing Tinka's work for over 30 years.

Kiln View

Title: Listen

Rhythm detail


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Current Exhibition

Magical Moment


Carol Robinson Gallery
840 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, LA

A solo exhibition of new sculpture

Opening Reception
6:00 to 8:00 pm Saturday April 2, 2016

Exhibition dates
April 2, 2016 to May 4, 2016
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Recent Exhibitions

The 21st Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational May 2015

'The Sculptors Voice' invitational exhibition The Brahm Museum, Blowing Rock, NC 2015

'Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection North Carolina Pottery Center Museum, Seagrove, NC May - October 2015

'The Figure - in Oil, Encaustic and Clay' A three person exhibition Eno Gallery, NC. April - June 2014

Solo Exhibition Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA 2012

'Animals We Keep' invitational exhibition Eno Gallery Hillsborough, NC. March, 2011

'Seventeenth Annual Sculpture Invitational' Garden Art Gallery, May 2011

Sandhills Horticultural Society Sculpture Invitational exhibition, Pinehurst, NC. - March 2011

'Contemporary Figurative Ceramics' The Barton Art Gallery, October 3 November 4, 2010 - Featured artist.

'2010 North Carolina Clay Invitational' The Frank Gallery Chapel Hill, NC. Sept 10 - Oct 24, 2010.

'22nd Annual Sculpture in the Garden invitational', The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC 'Merit Award'

Solo Exhibition, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA. March 2010

Solo Sculpture Exhibition, Alamance County Arts Council 2009

The Women's Center Invitational 2009

'21st Annual Sculpture in the Garden Invitational',The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC 'Best in Show Award'

Cedar Creek Gallery, Spring Sculpture Exhibition 2008

Solo Sculpture Show Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA March 2008

Solo Sculpture Show, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC February 2007

35th Annual Juried Exhibition, Fayetteville Museum of Art, March 2007

Solo Sculpture Show " A Sense of Place" Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA. October, 2006.

'Winter Invitational', Green Hill Center for North Carolina Arts, Greensboro, NC December 2006

Solo Sculpture Exhibition, The Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC February 2007

'Lighting of The Fire' Solo Sculpture Show Cedar Creek Gallery, April 2006.

'Alamance Art Council Sculpture Invitational' Alamance Art's Council, Graham, NC June 2006

'Fifteenth Annual Sculpture Invitational' Garden Art Gallery, May 2009

'17th Annual Sculpture Celebration' The Caldwell Arts Council

The North Carolina Botanical Gardens Annual Sculpture in the Garden Invitational
--'Through Women's Eyes by Women's Hands' 19th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Women's Center
--'Thirty First Annual competition for North Carolina Artists Exhibition' The Fayetteville Museum of Art
--Eleventh Annual Art In the Garden Sculpture Invitational, Garden Art Gallery, May 2005
--'Triangle Treasures, 21 Premier Artists of the Triangle' Cedar Creek Gallery
--'Contemporary Ceramic Art and Design in the Global Village' October 2002 - Shiwan Ceramic Museum Shiwan, China.
The sculpture "Woman with Children" was selected for the Permanent Collection of the Shiwan Ceramic Museum Shiwan, China.

Permanent Public Collections

The Town of Oxford, MS, Oxford Memorial Park
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Raleigh NC
Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA
Trade and Development Corporation, New Orleans, LA
The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC
Entergy Corporation, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Riverfront Aquarium, New Orleans, LA,
Shiwan Ceramic Museum Shiwan, China
The Alamance Arts Council, Graham NC
The City of Ocean Springs, MS
--Tinka Jordy is represented by:
Carol Robinson Gallery New Orleans, Louisiana.
Eno Gallery Hillsborough, North Carolina

" Considering that works in this extraordinary exhibition focus on the human figure, it is no surprise that many of the artists present questions concerning human existence or are engaged in a search for spirituality.
In the company of these artists, evaluating aspects of life in general,
are those illustrating the stories of humanity as a culture."

Tinka Jordy, uses everyday imagery as a visual stimulus to illustrate stories and personal dreams. "I attempt to reach a more subconscious level that will hopefully pass thru my personal journey to the universal core", said Jordy. "It is this core that connects us all."

Review of Barton Art Gallery exhibition 'Contemporary Figurative Ceramics' October 2010

" A delightful experience... This exhibition is about the combination of art and nature, about materials that will withstand rain and sun and about sharing your collection with those who walk or ride by.
Blue Greenberg, Art critic Durham Herald Sun

" Striking and noteworthy... Jordy's Exhibit is an impressive,uplifting one,catering to popular taste while adroitly avoiding cloying or obvious sentiments

Roger Green, Art Critic New Orleans Times-Picayune

Tinka Jordy's exhibitions include participation in the China Foshan International Ceramics Conference, October, 2002:
-- 'Contemporary Ceramic Art and Design in the Global Village' Prominent artists worldwide were invited to create new works in a spirit of artistic and cultural exchange of ideas and techniques. Tinka Jordy's Sculpture "Woman with Children" was selected for the Permanent Collection of the Shiwan Ceramic Museum Shiwan, China.

Selected sponsors of the conference include:
--Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing
--Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art
--National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
--The Government of Foshan International Academy of Ceramics
--Institute of Interior Design of Architectural Society of China
--National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

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Brahm Museum

'Brahm Museum Exhibition'

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Sculpture in the Garden

'Sculpture in the Garden'

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Space Between

'Space Between'

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Journey Contemplations

'Journey Contemplations' detail

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'Facing Forward'

Going Home

'Going Home'

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Lost in the Storm

'Lost in the Storm'

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image Autumn


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2009 Bronze Commission for the City of Oxford MS

Dedicated to the untimely death of youth

Women with Children



Bronze Llama Sculpture

Bronze Llama


Image of Tinka Jordy courtesy of Catharine Carter, Catharine Carter Photography
Copyright 2002 - 2011 Catharine Carter Photography, All Rights Reserved.

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