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:
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!