Toe River Arts | Clay
LISA GLUCKIN STUDIOS
Lisa Gluckin is a studio artist based in Asheville, NC. She has been a resident artist at Grovewood Village since 2012. She creates slip-cast ceramic vessels with individualized markings as well as earthenware pieces that explore texture, shape, and color through one-of-a-kind, hand-built forms. Gluckin’s work is bold and playful, and touches on ideas of energy, vulnerability, and trust.
Lisa Gluckin began her exploration with clay more than 20 years ago at Greenwich House Pottery, the oldest non-profit ceramics studio in the country, located in the West Village of New York City. After devoting 10 years of study at Greenwich House—while also working in theater, radio and other areas—she moved south to the mountains of Western North Carolina to fully immerse herself in all things ceramic at Penland School of Craft.
While at Penland, Gluckin studied under talents such as Cristina Cordova and Tom Spleth. She then went on to complete a three-year residency at the EnergyXchange, the former craft incubator studios in Burnsville, NC. Aside from her personal work, Gluckin worked as the Scholarship Auction Coordinator at Penland School of Craft, and has taught ceramics at Penland’s Kids Camp as well as taught with Arts Matters – MACAW, a teaching artist program in Mitchell County. Lisa has also worked with Toe River Arts in their residency and after-school programs.
“Learning to trust—this is the true quest—surrendering to the clay and allowing my sub-conscious to guide me.” — Lisa Gluckin