Rick Eckerd has been a resident artist at Grovewood Village since 1992. He is an accomplished glass artist whose work is characterized by bold, fluid color and geometric forms. A native of Florida, his interest in the ocean and underwater life are reflected in the designs of many of his teapots and vessels.
Eckerd received his art degree from Tulane University before beginning years of study 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 in which he takes a painterly approach to color, form, and line quality.
Rick Eckerd has been involved with numerous Asheville projects, including Highland Brewing, Wedge Brewing, and the Asheville Art Museum. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the North Carolina Glass Center in Asheville.
Rick’s studio is not open for tours or private studio visits at this time.
- Chris Abell
Wooden Flutes and Whistles
- Rick Eckerd
Hand-Blown Art Glass
- Melissa Engler & Graeme Priddle
Sculptural Wood Art
- Lisa Gluckin
- Carl Powell
Glass Sculpture & Stained Glass
- Helen Purdum
- Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle
Jewelry & Metalwork
- Brent Skidmore
Fine Furniture & Sculptural Wood Art