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Born in Louisiana, Missouri Tracye Wear spent her childhood in Panama and Ohio.  Educated in Art and Education at Kent State University, and the University of Arkansas, Wear began her ceramic career in the mid 70’s in Fayetteville, Arkansas with the founding of Calabash Pottery.  After her 1997 Art League of Houston sculpture exhibition Wear began to explore non-traditional materials for enhancing ceramic surfaces and began producing encaustic paintings on large wood panels.  After three solo exhibitions of the encaustic works Wear returned to ceramic production to create the large vessels presented in her first exhibition at Moody Gallery in 2016.  After a distinguished career in public education and community arts organizations, the artist currently serves on the board of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  She has also presented solo exhibitions in Houston at Little Egypt Enterprises, Craftwork Gallery, U. T. Medical Visual Arts Gallery, and Art League Houston.  Wear’s work has recently been included in group exhibitions at The Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas; The Cole Art Center at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas; Houston Community College; and the Jung Center, Houston, Texas for the ClayHouston Biennial. 

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