Press release from Asheville Ceramics Gallery:
Frank Vickery, a master at ceramic art, will be the Featured Artist during June at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. There will be an opening reception with Frank during the 2nd Saturday Event in the River Arts District, June 9 from 4-6 PM in the Phil Mechanic Building gallery, 109 Roberts Street. Refreshments will be provided. Come meet the artist and admire his virtuosity in clay.
Working with clay is not a supplemental part of Frank’s life, it is an essential component of his existence. Through study, process and practice, Frank’s understanding of the possibilities of clay as a material for creation has grown far beyond just one way with clay, so to speak. As the Director of Ceramics at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC, Frank relishes the opportunity to work in every type of firing process and forming methods as he teaches and creates. He maintains a studio at the Bascom as well as his home in Glenville, NC.
On view at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery just for June, Frank’s pieces range from Horsehair Raku technique where horse hair is burned into the clay and leaves a magical mark, Crystalline glaze with large crystals shimmering on the surface and functional works fired in several types of kilns.
About Frank Vickery
Frank grew up playing in mud – making mud castles and painting himself in costumes of mud, etc. Early memories guided him toward the study of clay. Twenty years ago Frank began a life in clay and since then has devoted himself to this medium, earning a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 2012 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. He has been the Director of Ceramics at the Bascom for several years, cultivating the love of the medium in many others through teaching and overseeing the visiting workshop classes held there.
About Asheville Ceramics Gallery
Asheville Ceramics Gallery is a cooperative gallery in Asheville’s River Arts District.
Displaying contemporary ceramics and traditional studio pottery in an inviting gallery environment, Asheville Ceramics Gallery represents a gorgeous cross-section of local ceramic craftsmanship. The selection is periodically augmented by top-notch selections from artists from across the country.
To learn more about Frank Vickery or the Asheville Ceramics Gallery, head to the website ashevilleceramicsgallery.com