NC Mountains Pre-Conference Artist
Shane Mickey was born in Ridgeley, WV. a small rural town in northeastern West Virginia. He grew up in a family that worked with their hands and promoted a hard work ethic.
In Western Maryland, at Frostburg State University, Shane found the ceramics department near the end of his studies and was quickly drawn over to an art major. Shane finished graduate school in 2000 from the University of Tennessee.
Searching for a more relaxed lifestyle and more tranquility Shane moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina where he operates a full time studio with his son, Evan. In 2016 his return to teaching began at Mars Hill University’s Fine Arts Ceramics program where he trains students to become successful potters as well as successful business people. Shane has been a board member on his local arts council, Founding potter of the Spruce Pine Potters Market, a member of Potters of the Roan, and the Southern Highland Craft Guild as well as the American Craft Council. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and shows across the country, including; Morean Arts Center, Charlie Cummings Gallery, The Signature Shop in Atlanta, GA, The Strictly Functional Pottery National, and Blue spiral One in Asheville, NC.
Shane Mickey is owner of the Spring Creek Anagama, a community wood kiln in Bakersville, North Carolina and Maintains Shane Mickey Pottery and Showroom in downtown Bakersville.