Connie Bracci-McIndoe

Ox:   The Cool, Collected, Collaged Ox

About the Artist

She’s short and vivacious, with curly red hair and a hoyendenish laugh.  She loves the color orange, wears earth tones and funky earrings, and cooks from “Gourmet” magazine.  Known for her cooking, as well as its artful presentation, Connie McIndoe, of Hopewell, NJ, has every issue of the magazine since 1973.

Born in New York City, Bracci-McIndoe taught art at Queensborough Community College for 25 years.  Her training has included Greenwich House Pottery in New York City, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and ceramics studies in Turin, Italy.  She also apprenticed to Hajime Fujimoto, master potter in Fukuyama, Japan.

While a clay artist, Bracci-McIndoe has both serious and light sides, and doesn’t always confine herself to clay as a medium. “Sometimes I feel I just have to get away from clay,” the artist says.  For a change of medium – and message – she turns to jewelry making, favoring hanging earrings usually made of mixed-media beads.

Bracci-Mcindoe’s work can be found at By Hand Fine Craft Gallery in Haddonfield, NJ, Heart of the Home in New Hope, PA, Des Champs Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, The Village Craftsmen in Ocracoke, NC, and Nest in Hopewell, NJ.