Doe Ridge Pottery In Boone, NC

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Doe Ridge Pottery, in Boone, North Carolina, is owned and operated by Bob Meier, who specializes in functional & decorative stoneware, dinnerware, commissions and interior decor.

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ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY

Bob Meier, owner and operator of Doe Ridge Pottery in Boone, NC began his career almost by accident.  A transplant originally from Philadelphia, PA, Bob moved to Boone after his military service in 1973 to complete his education at Appalachian State University in Technical Education, with concentrations in graphic arts, drafting and technical illustration, and crafts.  “My first semester, I took a class in pottery/ceramics mostly to fill a spot in my schedule.  It was love at first sight.”

While finishing his Bachelor and Masters degrees at A.S.U., Bob continued to extend his interest in clay by taking all the course work offered at A.S.U. including a course with Ron Probst.  He also attended several local workshops, including one in business practices for craftspeople with Herb Cohen and Jose´ Fumero.  He worked during this period for two and a half years for potter Lucy Hamilton in Newland, NC.

Bob also became involved in the Hands Crafts Gallery in Boone, helping establish Hands as the Boone area’s first cooperative gallery in 1975 as one of its charter members.  He is a past member of Hands’ Board of Directors and was president for four year-long terms.

Bob became a member of Blue Ridge Hearthside Crafts in 1978, and a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild in 1983.  He established his own studio and gallery on King Street in Boone in 1988 after working in a home studio from 1978 to 1988.  His gallery, working and teaching studio, have been maintained on King Street ever since.

Bob’s work has been on exhibit at the Folk Art Center in Asheville and the Moses Cone Manor in Blowing Rock.  He is represented by a number of fine galleries, including the Upstairs Gallery in Blowing Rock, the North Carolina Crafts Gallery in Carrboro, the Lynn Morrow Pottery in Pittsboro, the Jacob Fork Gallery in Hickory, and the Grovewood Gallery and New Morning Gallery in Asheville.  He is sought after for his custom work, both functional, decorative, and architectural from individuals and designers.

Doe Ridge Pottery Classes

Winter Session:

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30 pm (January 15 - March 11)
Beginning Adult ($175 + $3.80/lb firing fee)
Patti Carmen, Instructor

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30 am (January 16 - March 12))
Beginning Adult ($175 + $3.80/lb firing fee)
Patti Carmen, Instructor

Thursday, 6:00-8:30 pm (January 17 - March 13)
Intermediate Adult ($175 + $3.80/lb firing fee)
Bob Meier, Instructor

Tuesday, 3:30-5:00 pm (January 22 - February 26)
Children's Classes ($100 + $3.80/lb firing fee)

Spring Session:

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30 pm (April 1 - May 27)
Beginning Adult ($175 + $3.80/lb firing fee)
Patti Carmen, Instructor

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30 am (April 2 - May 28)
Beginning Adult ($175 + $3.80/lb firing fee)
Patti Carmen, Instructor

Thursday, 6:00-8:30 pm (April 3 - May 29)
Intermediate Adult ($175 + $3.80/lb firing fee)
Bob Meier, Instructor

Tuesday, 3:30-5:00 pm (March 11 - April 15))
Children's Classes ($100 + $3.80/lb firing fee)

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Adult and children's pottery classes offered in both handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques.

Classes performed on-site at Doe Ridge Pottery.

Children's Classes:

Please call for information    828-264-1127
1 1/2 hour class, once a week, 6 week session

Adult's Classes:

Beginning Pottery Exploration with Patti Carmen,
Tues. 6-8:30 pm or Wed. 9-11:30am
Nine week sessions

Intermediate Pottery Exploration with Bob Meier,
Thursday 6-8:30pm
Nine week session

Independent Study during open studio hours

Fees:
Adult class fee is $175.00
addition of lab/firing fees of $3.80/lb for finished work                       
Children's class fee $100.00
same lab/firing fees as adults (see above)

All classes include access to the studio during open studio hours (approx. 40 hrs/week).
A deposit of $25.00 is required to secure space in class

For more information, call  828-264-1127

Address
137 W. King Street
Boone
North Carolina (NC)
28607
US
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