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Nancy Smeltzer
Nancy has been developing her ceramic art over the last 25 years. She was introduced to wood firing and vapor glazing during her ceramic studies at Indiana University of PA, and was also influenced by workshops with Kevin Crowe, Jack Troy, Suze Lindsey, Kirk Magnus and Ron Meyers. In 2000, she established Little Mahoning Creek Pottery in Smicksburg, PA. Nancy became a bird watcher on her many trips to Chincoteague Island Virginia. Many of her pots are decorated with images of nature and the birding world. She fires her work in a Manibigama wood kiln and a Joe Finch designed downdraft wood kiln with gas assist. In 2011 when her neighbor took down her old barn, she had the wood repurposed for a gallery that sets beside her 1894 house. Nancy's highlight shows include the 2011 "Animal Craft" Fowler /Kellogg Art Center (2nd floor Gallery Chautauqua Institute; 2012 Exploration in Clay, Clay Place Gallery, Carnegie, PA; 2013 "Potters of Smicksburg New Work", The Artist Hand Gallery, Indiana, PA; and 2014 "Illusions PCG", Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Nancy became a juried member of the Pittsburgh Craftsmen's Guild 2000 and in 2012 juried into the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

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Nancy Smeltzer
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