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      Featured Artist: Tony Prince - 2020° Degrees: Temperatures of Change in Asheville

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      August 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020


      140 Roberts Street, Suite C
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      Featured Artist: Tony Prince - 2020° Degrees: Temperatures of Change

      North Carolina Glass Center's featured artist, Tony Prince, exhibits 2020° Degrees: Temperatures of Change in our gallery. It is open to the public on Wed-Sundays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

      Both glass and clay undergo a spectrum of significant physical changes when the kiln temperature climbs into the 2000°F range. Clay begins to approach its firing maturity where it (depending on the clay type) fully ‘vitrifies’ or reaches its most ‘glass filled’ and least porous state possible. Glass on the other hand, with fluxes that lower its melting point, is a gooey bowl of hot glowing liquid. In this exhibit, temperature is used as a convenient analog to reflect upon some growing fundamental changes that are occurring all around us at an increasing rate socially, politically, and environmentally. Some changes are far away, some near to home. The glass and clay emerge from the fire transformed in different ways revealing their qualities and expressing their unique presentations of the mineral-based crust that is the foundation for our biomass; literally, the ground we walk on. Together, they tell a story of change.

      Tony Prince is a multi-media artist and educator who specializes in torchworked glass and sculptural ceramics. After studying drawing and figurative sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, he had a significant shift in perspective when attending the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. This is where he was introduced to the crafts of flameworking (working glass on a torch), woodfired pottery, and mountain living. After several years of working with professional artists in the area, Tony went on to finish his BFA at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. Today Tony spends his time creating beautiful objects and teaching craft. He has been delighted to call Asheville home since 2011.

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