Being drawn to contemporary and traditional Asian clay— along with living in Western North Carolina— allows me to see how other potters are inspired by similar archetypes of functional ceramics.
I’m interested in the interplay between form and surface, and in the cycles of making, decorating and firing; it’s a difficult and rewarding lifestyle.
In 1994, after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Fine Arts, Becca, with husband Michael, settled for a time in rural Bryson City and discovered the beauty and diversity of western North Carolina. In 1997, they moved to the Asheville area, where she became a resident at Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts.
North Carolina is a bastion of functional ceramics, and she has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best potters in the United States. She continues her relationship with Odyssey Center as a teacher, and feels that teaching is an integral part of her growth as a potter, and a person.