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Mike Frasca, Potter

Mike Frasca

Potter and sculptor Michael Frasca lives and works on a farm in Mercer County near the Kentucky River with his wife, artist Zoé Strecker, and their two young daughters. He studied sculpture and photography at the Cincinnati Art Academy for four years. After graduation in 1972, he received a scholarship to travel in Europe and Africa.

Mike Frasca A self-taught potter, Mike founded the Spring Street Pottery in Cincinnati, where he produced a line of functional pottery from 1978 to 1997. He also created numerous large-scale ceramic sculptures for public and private commissions throughout the city of Cincinnati and in Centerville, OH. He has taught workshops around the country and was a faculty member at Northern Kentucky University from 1990 to 1994, teaching wheel work and kiln construction.

Mike creates a wide range of thrown and formed pieces, accentuated with ash glazes and vitreous slips he has developed over the course of 20 years. He sells his work at art fairs and in galleries across the United States as well as from his studio near the Shaker Village museum, outside Harrodsburg.

Program 615

Harrodsburg potter Mike Frasca, another member of the Strecker family of artists; long-time Courier-Journal photographer Bill Luster in his hometown of Glasgow; and the eclectic sounds of Louisville’s A.M. Sunday. (#615)

Program 805

A visit with farmer, weaver, and photographer Dobree Adams, stone mason Russell Dawson, and ceramic artist Michael Frasca. Traditional Indian music featuring singer Rrucha Bapat and tabla drummer Vinayak Ashtekar, and a performance from John Mann. (#805)


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