2018 – Here I go…

An Exciting Year

I am pleased to announce that I was invited to the Potters Market Invitational this year!  Held at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, this is huge honor for me to be invited!  This year the one-day show will be on Saturday, September 8.

But I get ahead of myself!  I am also thrilled to be the Featured Potter for April at the Lark and Key Gallery in Charlotte, NC.  Come to the opening and introduce yourself!  I will be there on April 6 from 5-8 PM.

More calendar highlights:


May 20 – 25 come join me and make pottery during my Delightful Pottery with Elise workshop at The Bascom in Highlands, North Carolina.  I will demonstrate my making and decorating techniques and then assist you in making your own delightful pots during this fun week.  This is for intermediate and advanced students.


June 30th- July 1st I was again invited to participate in the Pots on the Green pottery exhibition in Cashiers, North Carolina.  I like this invitational stuff!  It makes me feel like I am doing something right.  Thank you for inviting me back!!!!

July 14th 6 pm to 8 pm.  I am the Featured Potter at the Stecoah Valley Art Center.  If you are ever in Western North Carolina in the summer, this place is a must to check out on a Saturday night!  Live music every Saturday night along with a lovely craft gallery and featured crafters, like me!  Come join me!

July 20-22 I will be in Asheville, North Carolina for the bi-annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands.  This fine craft event brings folks from all across American to shop for fabulous finds.  I will be sharing a booth with another potter, Kelsey Schissel of Plays in Mud Pottery.  We make a good team.

And the Potters Market will finish off my year.

Hope to see you at one of these events!  Come say hello!


Fall is Near!

OMG!  Where has the year gone?

Thank you all for subscribing to my ‘blog’.  It has been such a busy year I didn’t have time to write until now!

Here is what is happening this Fall (including a special make-your-own pottery event!):

October 7-8  I will teach a workshop at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC. There is still room to register!  This is a demonstration workshop, not hands-on, so everyone is welcome to come and watch and learn.

October 20-23  Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands in Asheville, NC at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown – This is where you will find me selling my beautiful pottery to all those folks in need of gifts, for themselves or others

November 4CLAY OLYMPICS!!!  I won it once.  Can I do it again?!  Come watch me try!

November 5WNC Pottery Festival is THE BEST place to buy pottery!  Come to Dillsboro, NC, enjoy the beautiful scenery and amazing talent!

November 12 – Southwestern Community College’s Ceramics Club will host the Heritage Arts Festival and I will be one of 2 Demonstrating artists!  Come support local crafts and the ceramic students of Southwestern (some of my students will be exhibiting!)

November 25-26Stecoah Valley Artisan Drive About is an event featuring numerous artists who open their studios and offer light refreshments to those willing to drive the beautiful roads in Swain and Graham Counties and stop in to visit each participating studio.

MAKE YOUR OWN POTTERY (Special Event Notice!)

Make a Mug / Beer Stein
Cups and Mugs by students at Pincu Pottery

Cups and Mugs by students at Pincu Pottery

Cups and Mugs by students at Pincu Pottery

Cups and Mugs by students at Pincu Pottery

December 9 from 4-6 pm and December 10th from 10 – Noon

Call to Register! 828.488.0480 or email pincupottery@gmail.com

$35 per mug / beer stein

Make a mug and choose the color.  I will have your mugs ready for pick-up by December 19

Winter is Coming!

Ok Ok…. so I did watch the popular show, “Game of Thrones,” but only after long days of working really hard to make great pots!  And with winter comes the holiday season. So…..

My show schedule is set for the rest of the year and I wanted to let you know where I will be, in case you have some shopping to do.


19-20  Decatur, North Carolina   —  Centerfest  —–  Saturday and Sunday


3-4  Hendersonville, NC  —-  Art on Main  ——- Saturday and Sunday

15-18  Asheville, NC  —— Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands  ——–  Thursday thru Sunday

Hands pulling a pot

Widest Bowl Challenge. 2014 Clay Olympics.
photo by Tony Wu

6    Dillsboro, NC  —- Clay Olympics —- Friday from 1-3 pm

7    Dillsboro, NC —- WNC Pottery Festival —–  Saturday

27-28  Bryson City, NC  — Artisans Drive About, Swain and Graham Counties  —- Friday and Saturday

Elise Delfield, winner

That is me, with my Grand Champion’s prize, in 2013 at the WNC Clay Olympics. I WON!

Will I get my Etsy shop filled for the holidays?!  Lets hope!