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 Red Lodge Clay 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, The Old School Farm Pottery, and Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film. 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.
On February 24th from 5-7 pm Audry will join other featured artist, Doug Lawrence, in "Craft & Cocktails" at The Copper Fox (Leiper's Fork, TN). She and Doug will be giving artist talks and doing demonstrations of their process while attendees enjoy artesian cocktails from Leiper's Fork Distillery. There will even be live music by Audry's dad, Mel Deal. We hope to see you there!
Did you know Audry now has an Etsy Store? Take a look at www.etsy.com/shop/AudryDealMcEver
If you are in East Tennessee, be sure to visit Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and see Audry's sculpture work in "Nature and Neon," a national juried exhibit by Garth Johnson. The show runs through March 3rd in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery.
Audry will be selling her line of functional pottery at a long list of craft fairs this spring and summer. First up is the Tennessee Craft Fair May 4th, 5th, and 6th in Centennial Park (Nashville, TN).
Last fall Audry helped InFlux Nashville curate Connecting Through Clay at the Julia Martin Gallery. The exhibit was part of American Craft Week and received the "Most Innovative Event Concept" award from the American Craft Week Council.
Audry's pottery can be purchased locally in Middle Tennessee at The Copper Fox (Leiper's Fork, TN) Frist Center for the Visual Arts' Gift Shop and at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee.
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES:
Beginning March 6th, Audry will be teaching a 6 week-long Introduction to Clay class at the Old School Farm Pottery (Nashville, TN). The class will meet Tuesday evenings from 6-9 and is open to all skill levels. More information can be found at the Old School Farm's Website.
This summer Audry will be teaching an 8 week-long Introduction to Pottery on the Wheel course at the Ensworth School (Nashville, TN). The class meets Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 pm and is open to the entire Nashville community (ages 18+). More information and registration can be found on the Ensworth website.
Although Audry's classes at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film's Community Education Program and Vanderbilt University's Sarratt Art Studios have already begun this semester, keep an eye out for her fall classes to be announced soon!
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