Eric Knoche
Asheville, NC

Eric Knoche

My current work ranges from small vessels to human size outdoor works to manipulatable sculpture to large installations with hundreds of pieces. The forms are abstractions of the male and female figures, bones, machine parts, houses, clouds, landscapes, algebra and plants. Right now my own explorations focus on the abilities of simple powerful spacial relationships and nuanced surfaces to resonate within the human spirit and reveal themselves over time. All of my work is meant to be experienced both visually and tactually and all of the work is wood fired.

Eric Knoche touched clay for the first time ten years ago and has had dirty hands ever since. Originally from Minnesota, Eric studied anthropology in India, poetry in California, taught ceramics at a college in Thailand, and drove a muffin truck in New York City before apprenticing to ceramist Jeff Shapiro. He later completed a short term apprenticeship to Japanese Living National Treasure, Isezaki Jun. Eric exhibits and teaches internationally. In addition to playing with mud, he enjoys hiking, reading and checking the cloud formations for the face of Elvis. Eric works in Asheville, North Carolina.

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