103 Frederick St.

Greer, South Carolina 29651

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Loys Anne Locklear


Loys‘ interest in clay began early in her life. As a young girl growing up in Robeson County, North Carolina, Loys would make ‘mud pies’ and experiment with different impressions in the mud such as using thumbprints, a foot, marbles, and flowers.


In the many years working at her studio in Key West, Loys put her talent for clay to work creating works that reflected her surroundings such as impressions of exotic flowers, delicate shells and vibrant colors.


Loys is most proud of her Indian heritage and is a member of the Lumbee Indian tribe which resides in Pembroke, North Carolina. Loys’ fascination with impressions in clay has propelled her into the Fine arts aspects of clay sculpture bringing to it the essence of her Indian spirit. She works entirely by hand using traditional Indian styles such as pinch, coils, and slabs combining them with contemporary techniques.


Loys studied art at the University of South Carolina, Anderson Ranch in Colorado, Penland Schools of the Arts in North Carolina, and Savannah Schools of the Arts in Georgia. She also studied under the famed Ildefonso Indian, Crucita “Blue Corn” Gonzales from New Mexico and Paul Soldner, renowned raku potter from Aspen.


Her works are exhibited in local Florida galleries as well as in Miami and New York City and Cozumel, México.