available work

 

 

My work is currently available at the following places

 

Anderson O'brien Fine Art

1108 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE 68102

aobfineart.com

402 884 0911 

 

The Signature Shop

3267 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

thesignatureshop.com

404 237 4426

 

 

Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC 28801

bluespiral1.com

828 291 2513

 

My work is an exploration of the underlying cadences and postulates of my own life and the layers of culture that surround me.  The objects I create are distillations of fundamental movements of energy into static three dimensional forms.  When I make my work, I often feel as though I am excavating my own subconscious. I think of my work as one installation stretching through time as space, each piece adding meaning to the others. I have been strongly influenced by languages I don't understand and tools I don't know how to use, male and female figures, machine parts, shelters, math equations, micro-facial movements, the argentine tango, alphabets, the spine and other bones, the distortional nature of memory, the limits of ocular perception, plants, running water, and songbirds.

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Awards 

2018 Artist Fellowship, North Carolina State Arts Council

2017 Purchase Award, Delhom Service League/Mint Museum, Charlotte NC 

2015 Purchase Award, Delhom Service League/Mint Museum, Charlotte NC

2015 1st Place, Carolinas Got Art, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2014 Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly Magazine

2010 Purchase Award, Delhom Service League/Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

2009 Emerging Artist, American Style Magazine

2008 Regional Artist Project Grant, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC

2008 Japan-US Artist Exchange Grant, Asian Cultural Council, New York

2006 Kiln God Scholarship, Laguna Clay Company, City of Industry, CA

2006 Purchase Award, Concordia Continental Biennial, St Paul, MN

 

Collections

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Laguna Clay Company, City of Industry, CA

Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC

 

Selected Exhibitions

2019 SOFA, Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, 

2019 Open Form/Closed Form, STARworks, Star, NC

2019 Firefest Exhibition, STARworks, Star, NC

2019 Constant/Change, Greenhill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, NC

2018 New Work, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC (solo)

2018 Different Shapes, NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

2018 Hand Crafted, Blowing Rock Art Museum, Blowing Rock, NC

2017 Trial By Fire, The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC

2017 Sculpture, Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE (solo)

2017 Current Effects; Contemporary Craft in WNC, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2017 Confluence, STARworks, Star, NC

2017 Wood-fired Invitational, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2017 Making it in Crafts, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, IN

2017 Art Palm Beach International Fair, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2016 New Work, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)

2016 Small Treasures,  Santa Fe Clay, NM

2016 Lines, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2016 Clay Four Ways, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC

2015 Recent Excavations, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, (solo)

2015 Ceramic Mine Field, West Palm Beach Armory, FL

2015 Fine Southern Clay, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC

2015 Earth and Water, FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2015 Carolina’s Got Art, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2015 Apprenticelines, Pawtucket Armory, NCECA, NJ

2014 Art (fuel), Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2014 Quiet Inspiration, North Carolina Pottery Center, Greensboro, NC

2014 Big Ideas, Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA

2013 High Heat, Red Bird Gallery, Columbia, SC

2013 Southern Hospitality, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, NC

2013 The Unexpected, Queens University, Charlotte, NC

2013 Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA  

2012 Serendipity, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

2012 New Work, Gallery Sintra, Gothenberg, Sweden (solo)

2012 New Work, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC (three person)

2012 Kiln Gods,  Baltimore Clayworks, ML

2012 Cups, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2011 75 Years of Collecting, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

2011 Interpreting the Cup, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

2011 Between Bones and Words, Anderson Obrien Fine Art, Omaha, NE (solo)

2011 Baltic Woodfired, Hjorths Fabrik, Roenne, Denmark

2011 A Quick Look at Function, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC (solo)

2011 Containment, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

2010 CreaBiz, University of Northern Denmark, Hjoerring, Denmark

2010 Wood Fire International, Gallerei Klosterformat, Rostock, Germany

2010 Ceramics, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2010 Studio Ceramics 2010, Signature Shop, Atlanta

2010 Constructed - A Handbuilt Review, Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010 Shino Redux, Clayart Center, Port Chester, NY

2010 Eric Knoche - Recollection/Evolution, Roane State Com. College, TN (solo)

2009 Eric Knoche--New Work, Anderson O’brien, Omaha, NE (solo)

2009 Wood Fired Ceramics, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC

2009 Eric Knoche and Matt Jacobs, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

2008 Southern Highlands Craft Guild Exhibition, Appalachian Commission, DC,

2008 The Clay Space Co-op, Front Gallery, Asheville Area Arts Council, NC

2008 Fire and Light, Hand in Hand Gallery, Flatrock, NC

2008 Eric Knoche--Large Scale Work, Anderson-O’Brien, Omaha, NE (solo)

2008 Dale Huffman, Justin Rothshank and Eric Knoche Union Project, Pitts.

2008 Some Assembly Required, Asheville Area Arts Council,  NC (solo)       

2008 Concordia Continental Biennial Exhibition, Concordia Uni., St. Paul, MN

2007 Big Idea, Small Scale, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

2007 New Work from the Clay Space Co-op, Art Center West, Atlanta, GA

2007 Eric Knoche -- New Work, Anderson-O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE

2007 Coming Up, Down South-Emerging Clay,Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC

2006 10th New York-Tokyo Friendship Ceramic Comp.  Nippon Gallery, NY, NY

2006 16th Annual Feats of Clay Exhibition, Gladding McBean, Lincoln, CA

2006 Concordia Continental Biennial Exhibition, Concordia Uni, St. Paul, MN

2006 Big Idea, Small Scale, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

2005 Voices in Ceramics, Yaeger Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

 

Education

2008-09 Short Term Apprentice to Isezaki Jun, Living National Treasure

               Bizen, Okayama, Japan

2004-06 Apprentice to Jeff Shapiro, Ceramic Artist, Accord, NY

2002 B.A. with High Distinction and Honors in Art, Anthropology, English University of Minnesota, Morris, MN and Minneapolis, MN

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching and Lecture Experience

2020 Instructor, Hand Building Pottery and Sculpture, Peters Valley 

2019 Instructor, Hand Building from Models and Templates, Odyssey Clay Works, 

Asheville, NC 

2019 Instructor, Hand Building from Models and Templates, White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, MN

2018 Guest Artist, Rajamangala University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2018 Guest Artist , UMASS Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

2018 Instructor, Hand Building Laboratory, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC

2018 Instructor, Wood Kiln Building, Odyssey Clay Works, Asheville, NC

2015 Instructor, Hand Building Laboratory, Penland School of Crafts, NC

2015 Instructor, Hand Building Laboratory, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC

2015 Instructor, Large Scale Workshop,   Odyssey Clay Works, Asheville, NC

2014 Instructor, Pinch Pot Workshop,  Odyssey Clay Works, Asheville, NC

2012 Guest Artist, Landshut Ceramic University, Bavaria, Germany

2011 Guest Lecturer Australian National Art  School, Sydney, Australia

2011 Panelist, Wood Fire Tasmania Conference,  Australia

2010 Presenter, First European Woodfire conference, Bröllin, Germany

2010 Panelist,  CreaBiz Ceramics Conference, Hjoerring, Denmark

2010 Demonstration, Gothenburg Folk University, Gothenburg, Sweden

2009 Guest Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Jerilyn Virden, Penland, NC

2009 Instructor, Carolina Kiln Build, Copus Pottery, Marshall, NC

2008 Instructor, Wood Kiln Build, Laurelville Camp, Mt Pleasant, PA

2007-8     Instructor, Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC

2002-3     Instructor, Rajamangala University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Other Experience

2019 Resident, STARworks, Star, NC

2017 Moderator and Demonstrator, Woodfire NC, Star, NC

2012 Invited Artist, Kohila Ceramic Symposium, Estonia

2012 Curator, Serendipity, Crimson Laurel Gallery, NC

2009 Invited Artist, Int. Wood Fire Symposium, Carlow/Union Project, Pitts., PA

2006 Resident, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

2006 Studio Assistant, Penland School,  Sana Musasama and Jon Keenan, NC

 

Press

2018 Asheville Made, Eric Knoche, Paul Howey

2018 Ceramic Revista International, Spain, Eric Knoche, Antonio Vivas

2012 Horizonline Films in Assoc. w/the NC Arts Council, 

Eric Knoche, Chris Gallaway

2012 The Laurel of Asheville, Eric Knoche, Paul Howey

2011 Ceramics Monthly, Points of Connection: Eric Knoche, Katey Schultz

2009 Omaha World Herald,  Beautiful Evocative Patterns Emerge from Hands of Ceramic Artist, John Pitcher

 

 

 

 

Bio

Eric Knoche had a very bad attitude towards pottery as a child and young adult.  Towards the end of his time at university he touched clay for the first time and after that could no long imagine doing anything else with his life.  He subsequently worked for two years with ceramist Jeff Shapiro and for six months with Isezaki Jun, Living National Treasure, Bizen, Japan.  In 2011 he discovered the Argentine tango and now splits his passions between clay work and dancing.  In addition he enjoys playing Sheepshead, trap shooting and checking the cloud formations for the face of Elvis.  Eric lives in Asheville, NC with his wife Kristin.