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Nancy McIntosh

Raku Works


Since 1974, Nancy has shown her pottery in juried craft shows in NY, NJ, Conn, PA, VA, and MD. Some of these shows are not well known, and some are nationally known, such as the Bruce Museum, CT., and Central PA. Fine Arts and Crafts. Nancy has also had one-person exhibitions in galleries in PA. and has been juried into group exhibitions at galleries and museums. At the William Penn Museum “Women in the Arts” 1980, Nancy won best of show which stunned her.

While teaching full-time, Nancy found the time to be juried into Arts and Craft Fairs and exhibitions.  From 1990 to 2017, she has shown at the Wilde and Wonderful show at Slayton House Facility in Columbia, MD. Nancy took over coordinating this show in 1995, doing everything from retaining artists to food, music, layout, and paymaster. She relinquished these positions in 2017 but stayed on as an artist selling her work. This show is where she first met Robin Holliday, owner and curator of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Nancy’s current work at Horse Spirit Arts Gallery is predominantly Raku Ware. She was introduced to this process in undergraduate school in 1973 and fell in love with clay as a medium. The fire is mesmerizing.

These pieces have brought Nancy back to Raku, her first love, and have made her re-explore the Raku Firing processes. In 1973 very few people knew about Raku; the process has evolved, and more ceramic artists have pushed the possibilities of Raku.

Nancy’s art is available at the HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Savage, Maryland. Nancy attributes her growth in Raku partially to Robin’s encouragement.