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Michael Frasca

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BIOGRAPHY

Michael Frasca is known for both stoneware pottery fired in a wood kiln and for wood-ash glazed stoneware pottery fired in a reduction atmosphere in a gas kiln. Frasca frequently cuts, modifies and joins multiple wheel thrown forms to create a new vessel form. In 2022 he describes his wood-ash glaze as consisting of wood-ash primarily from oak, locus or cherry trees. The ash glaze is formulated combining wood-ash with local limestone and clays. Frasca single fired work to 2350 degrees Fahrenheit in a reduction atmosphere.[1]

Frasca and potter Richard Aerni worked at Spring Street Studio in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. They often collaborated in producing works. Spring Street Studio closed in 1987 when Aerni moved to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.



[1] “Michael Frasca.” Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival (April 7-10, 2022). https://www.mainstreetartsfest.org/artist/michael-frasca/

 

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Bibliography

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Areni, Richard and Michael Frasca. “Urban Potters Odyssey: An Interim Report.” Studio Potter (1980). http://richardaerni.com/studio-potter-1980/

“Michael Frasca.” Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival (April 7-10, 2022). https://www.mainstreetartsfest.org/artist/michael-frasca/

 

 

 

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AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
FA
FA
1983
Covered Jar
Date: 2016
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Woodfire
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Jar
Date: 1983
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: H: 0, W: 9,81, D: 0
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.360, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.360, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
1983

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified July 25, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/frasca