My parents always told me that I had to go to college, but I never received any guidance on what I was really going to do with my life. I married and had two wonderful! I enrolled at the Southwest School of Art and Craft in San Antonio, first taking courses in photography for five years, then jumping into ceramics as digital took over the dark room. I have a personal studio in San Antonio. I currently live with my husband in Franklin, TN, and am excited about developing my ceramics practice and new studio space there.
Jacquita Beddo – Hand Built Ceramic Sculptures
She was born in Nashville and grew up in Middle Tennessee. As the child of a Lutheran minister and a resourceful mother, symbolism and creativity were a natural part of her upbringing. Fritts credits her mother with introducing her to the magic of creativity. She was always a maker and a doer. The clay figures could easily represent moments stolen from the pages of a diary—they are personal, mysterious, and honest. Fritts uses each of these words when she talks about her work.
Debra FRITTS (1953)
I welcome all levels of experience. We create work, explore surface treatments on wet clay, and bisque fire our pieces. I teach in my studio in Abiquiu, as well as around the country and internationally. Check out the calendar for upcoming workshops and events. In Abiquiu, life is simple and basic.
The closest I can get in one paragraph is to say that Arrowmont is an experience that is at once energizing, nurturing, and challenging. For those unfamiliar, Arrowmont is an arts and crafts school in Gatlinburg, TN. They offer workshops in various art media taught by instructors who are renowned in their field.