Welcome to my new blog.  This is my way of putting up a web site without putting up the money.  Let’s just see what happens.

My name is Elise and I live in Bryson City, North Carolina – the quiet side of the Smokies.  (the other side being Gatlingburg; and if you are familiar with Gatlingburg, you understand the quiet side.)

In my basement studio:

Bisque waiting for glaze

Bisque waiting for glaze

I make functional pottery with terracotta clay.  My favorite shape is a teapot though I mostly make mugs.  I mean, who doesn’t want a new mug?

Highwater Clay in Asheville supplies most of my pottery needs – only one hour away, you can’t beat it.  Earthen Red is my main clay for now.  LOVE their P5 porcelain, but LOVE more the red clay for its gorgeous color.

3 years ago my husband, 2 dogs and I moved to the mountains.  I had tried a living in clay 5 or 6 years prior with beautiful soda fired pottery.  After becoming a librarian at Broward County Library and Boca Raton Public Library I decided I would try pots again.  This time with an L&L electric kiln.

I will continue my saga that led to where we are today at another time.

Thanks for viewing!

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