Becca Irvin was born and raised in west Tennessee. Having always been interested in art, Becca chose to pursue a degree in art at East Tennessee State University. Her senior year she helped lead a team to build a soda fired kiln. She went on to receive a full scholarship to study ceramics in Tuscany, Italy at the Spannocchia Castello Institute in 2013.
After graduating with a BFA in ceramics in 2014, Becca worked on an apprenticeship under the direction of Greg Pace, a master potter. Together, they built a 65 cubic foot gas firing car kiln. Under his direction, she learned to calculate glazes and master the crystalline glazing process.
In the fall of 2019, Becca was accepted into a residency at the Sanbao Ceramic International Art Institute where she produced and exhibited wares in Jingdezhen, China and traveled abroad for six weeks.
She has worked full time as a studio potter since 2015, and recently purchased her mentor, Greg Pace’s, Mount Pisgah Pottery studio right outside of Asheville, North Carolina. She is now busy setting up the studio and gallery space to be open to the public.
You can see her studio and work at 1792 Pisgah Hwy in Candler, NC 28715.