Rick Eckerd resides in Asheville, NC.
Rick Eckerd received his art degree from Tulane University, before beginning years of study and residency at the Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. His best known pieces are colorful, complex, nonfunctional vessel-like objects. Rick's teapots combine cast geometric components with hot-sculpted shapes that serve as handles, spouts, feet, and other appendages. Every teapot has a sense of motion and fluidity, and a distinct personality. His interest in the ocean and underwater life is reflected in the design of many of his teapots and vessels.
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