Dave Schroeder

Artist’s Statement:

As a building contractor for more then three decades, I have learned a lot about design and alteration. Since moving to the High Country in 2012, it was a natural fit to find my way into the art world and expand my creative self.

Clay art really seemed to speak me; working with my hands and building felt good. Spending time with and learning from recognized potters has truly been inspirational and keeps me focused on my art. I have furthered my skills by attending workshops in Boone, Asheville, Linville, and Newland. Creating functional pottery has been fulfilling and rewarding and I continue to challenge myself with new types of clay art. Creating Raku fired wares has expanded my thought process as well as my creative self.

In 2019 I began managing an open studio in Linville, NC, giving instruction there and have work featured in three High Country galleries.  

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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