Vicky Smith was raised in eastern North Carolina; she received a BA in Studio Art at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Masters in Fine Art at East Carolina University in 2001. Vicky taught as an adjunct professor in ceramics at UNCW from 2002 to 2013. She maintains a ceramics studio in Greene County which includes a wood firing kiln and a clay mine. In May of 2015 she completed month residence in France at AIR Vallauris. She was the recipient of the North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant in 2012 which included a solo show at 621 N Fourth Street in Wilmington. Her work has been shown in juried national exhibitions such as “Clay on the Wall”, Texas, 2007 and 2010 and “It’s Only Clay”, Minnesota, 2005.
When Vicky is not working in the studio she volunteers her time at Coastal Carolina Clay Guild where she chairs the workshop committee. She is on the Steering Committee of Empty Bowls an event held locally to raise awareness of hunger and to provide funding for local soup kitchens and food banks. She is on the Board of Directors of Homes of Hope, India, which has taken her to India twice to work on a ceramics project for the organization.