Nancy Edge

Reaching into the kiln…

Since I was a young girl I have had a passion for art. My parents encouraged my interest by taking me to art museums in Washington D.C. when I was young. After graduating from college, I worked at St. John’s Art Gallery in Wilmington, North Carolina. I soon became fascinated by the art of Raku, a pottery technique that has its origins in 16th century Japan. The Raku technique involves a unique firing process, but it also embraces a different philosophy and cultural significance than other forms of pottery.

I love the way I can reach into the kiln and manipulate the end results. I love the flexibility and freedom of Raku, the different glazes and shapes that can be discovered. I have studied withBen Owen III, Charlie and Linda Riggs, and Gay Smith. I plan to continue exploring the nuances and power of Raku.

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​Cape Fear Studios, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) fine arts organization that provides opportunities for visual artists and art patrons to work together in promoting and learning visual arts. The City of Fayetteville, The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County and the N.C. Arts Council support CFS. CFS is located on the corner of Maxwell Street and Russell Street in historic downtown Fayetteville, Cape Fear Studios provides art studios for rent, a gallery where exhibitions of work by member and visiting artists are held, retail space, and classroom space for private lessons, workshops or classes. We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership and operates under by-laws.

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