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Eric Picker

Biography to Display: 

1919 Born St. Louis, Missouri

1975 Died Asheville, North Carolina

EDUCATION

BA University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1961, 1962, 1963 Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

1962-1971 Studio Potter, Poplar Cove Pottery

 

Eric Picker was a production potter known for wheel thrown and hand built stoneware vessels, dinnerware, wind chimes, bonsai pots, bells, lanterns, candlesticks, and clocks. He also created sculptures, some of which were mixed media which incorporated wood and metal.

After the Korean War, Picker found it necessary to change occupations.  His need for peace and quiet lead him to Penland School of Crafts, where he discovered the joy of working with clay. He was very active in the Southern Highland Craft Guild, serving two years as President, and chairing and serving on many committees from 1962-1975.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Barker, Garry. The Handcraft Revival in Southern Appalachia 1930-1990. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 1991.

 

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
ca 1960
Weed Pot Vase
Date: ca 1960
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Wax Resist
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 14, 2019. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/picker