Boone, NC | Exhibiting Since 2019
Bob Meier, owner and operator of Doe Ridge Pottery in Boone, NC began his career almost by accident. A transplant originally from Philadelphia, PA, Bob moved to Boone after his military service in 1973 to complete his education at Appalachian State University. He began is education in Technical Education, with concentrations in graphic arts, drafting and technical illustration, and crafts. “My first semester at App State, I took a class in pottery/ceramics mostly to fill a spot in my schedule. It was love at first sight and I’ve been hooked ever since.”
Bob’s work has been on exhibit at the Folk Art Center in Asheville and the Moses Cone Manor in Blowing Rock. He is represented by a number of fine North Carolina galleries, North Carolina Crafts Gallery in Carrboro, Appalachian Craft Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, Seagrove Pottery of Pinehurst in Aberdeen and Seagrove Pottery Gallery in their two locations Cary and Seagrove. He also maintains numerous Wholesale Accounts and is sought after for custom work from individuals and designers.
“I work in stoneware, fired in oxidation at cone 6. Much of my work is hand thrown, although I also integrate hand building for some of my functional ware and sculptural forms including vase forms and lamps. I have a palette of five to seven favorite glazes that I have developed through my career and inter-mix these in a variety of ways to achieve different effects. Lately, my favorite process involves surface carving when the clay is green. I then apply a glaze inlay in the image areas, protecting these with a resist and framing these in a solid application of glaze.”