Audry Deal-McEver is a Nashville, TN native who works primarily in clay and photography. In addition to earning a degree in Ceramic Studio Arts from Ohio University, Audry's education also includes studies at Die Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design (School of Art and Design) in Halle, Germany, and residencies at the Mary Anderson Center, Hot Springs National Park, and the University of Alaska. Over the past 6 years she has had work in over 40 solo and group exhibits across the US including venues as diverse as the American Museum of Ceramic Art, the Reece Museum of Fine Art, the Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, the Nashville International Airport, and various nature centers/botanical conservatories. Audry currently teaches at Vanderbilt University's Sarratt Art Studios and is an arts faculty member at Ensworth High School. She also teaches workshops, and privately out of her home studio.
When she’s not teaching or making, Audry enjoys working with her husband on their 1920s home, gardening, and relaxing with her four cats.
Audry currently has work at the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland, OR) as part of The Evocative Garden, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts' 2017 Annual Exhibition juried by Gail M. Brown.
You can also soon see her work at the Blue Line Arts Center (Roseville, CA) in Purposeful Pottery, an international juried exhibition of functional forms. The exhibit will run from April 14 through May 27 with an opening reception on April 15th.
Audry's work was recently part of the 2017 National Juried Exhibit at Louisiana State University's Burden Museum and Botanic Gardens (New Orleans, LA)
Last fall Audry played a leading role in creating the InFlux exhibit titled 12 x 12, which featured cups/mugs by 12 regional potters at Dozen Bakery (Nashville, TN). The show ran October 1st through 9th as part of American Craft Week and received the "Most Innovative Event Concept" award from the American Craft Week Council.
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES:
This summer Audry will be teaching a 6 week-long Introduction to Pottery on the Wheel course at the Ensworth School (Nashville, TN). The class meets Monday evenings from 6-9 pm and is open to the entire Nashville community (ages 18+). More information and registration can be found on the Ensworth website.
Audry will also be teaching an intermediate/advanced ceramics workshop called "Putting Together the Pieces: An Exploration of Assembled Wheel Thrown Forms" at the Appalachian Center for Craft (Smithville, TN) the weekend of August 4th - 6th. You can register online here.
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