In 1990, I decided to start a company called MoNoCo. It was an acronym for “More Noel Copeland.” I wanted to make affordable art, so everyone could have crafts in their home.
At the time, I only sold ceramics such as plates, bowls, platters, cups and vases. For many years, I traveled the North East Coast selling my work. I exhibited at craft shows, museum shops and specialty stores.
My work is influenced by Jamaica, as well as other Asian, African and Indigenous cultures. I frequently use bright colors, patterns and abstract human forms. Figures are always gender ambiguous to represent a blending of the masculine and feminine.
In 2018, I changed the name of my store to Noël Copeland. Under this new name, I sell fine art, as well as ceramics.