Nick Fletcher is an inspiring artist from Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University. Nick uses high fire stoneware to coil-throw large scale vessels focused on fermentation and curing. He has been working with clay for the last 7 years and also taken wood classes. Nick balances his time between working in the studio and going on long-distance backpacking trips to draw inspiration. He has hiked the Appalachian Trail (2013) as well as the Pacific Trail (2017) and plans on hiking the Continental Divide trail in 2019 after graduation.
Nick incorporates many techniques into his work including 3D rendering and printing objects to make molds from, handbuilding techniques to alter thrown forms, and reduction cooling wood firing. Nick typically fires to cone 10 in atmospheric environments to achieve surface variation that complement the form, gaining inspiration from iron color variation found in nature. Nick hopes to continue making functional ceramic vessels to support his travels.