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Alexa Modderno

Seagrove Stoneware Inn & Pottery

David Fernandez

David has been making pottery for more than 45 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in in Art and Mathematics. He received a Craft Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in their Artists in School Program. He was the western states coordinator for the National Endowment of the Arts Visual Education Program and the Director of the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. He has exhibited in the most prestigious juried art shows throughout the country and continues to maintain his market outside of the area as well as selling his work in our gallery in Seagrove. David is very active in the Seagrove community. He has served on the board of the Seagrove Area Potters Association. He is on the board of the NC Pottery Center. David has served as a Town Commissioner and is the current Mayor of Seagrove. 

Alexa’s background in pottery began as a child. Growing up in New York, her mother was an art professor and artist. “Having an art studio in our home, gave me exposure to both clay and 2D art and creativity was incorporated into our daily life”.  In 1985, she set up her own clay studio at her home in Greensboro. In 2002, Alexa began working as a production potter for a local pottery. This provided her with the practice to advance her skills. Her time was spent developing her glazes, firing techniques, decorating methods and her own line of work evolved. These experiences have allowed her to turn clay into my full time profession. Alexa turns her most of her pieces on the wheel, but also does some hand building and sculptural work. She sells her work at juried art shows throughout the United States and also in her own gallery in Seagrove. Alexa is also active locally and serves on the board of the Seagrove Area Potters Association.