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Artist Rebecca Fraser


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Biography


always remember wanting to be an artist when I grew up. There were many people that encouraged me. When I was 12, my mother sent me to The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. on Saturday mornings for painting classes. She was an artist that always regretted not developing her own creativity. When I would visit my art-teacher cousin in New York we would always talk about art. This same cousin gave me my first canvas and a set of oil paints. And so was born my first painting of the New York City the years I expanded my interest in drawing and oil painting to include sculpture, jewelry, weaving, glass-blowing, book-binding and watercolor painting. As a young mother, while my children were in classes all day, I went back to school becoming fascinated with Sculpture, Ceramics, and Art History. I had a wonderful teacher, Howell Pinkston, who inspired me further. He suggested that I become a docent at The Pasadena Museum of Modern Art, now The Norton Simon Museum. I took his advice and studied there for a year, became a docent, and continued to read every book at hand about Art later I moved to Baltimore Maryland and was very fortunate to become a member of Baltimore Clayworks, a non-profit studio coop, which still operates today. It was a wonderful opportunity to work with professional ceramic artists and learn the practical aspects of using professional photographers in applications to the American Craft Council Shows. I was accepted on my very first application. The opening day of the show I wrote enough orders to keep me busy for I needed more space, so I opened my own studio. Since then, I have been making distinctive ceramics pieces for over 40 years. I have [...]

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