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!


NEWS! – Winter is Upon Us

Thank you to everyone who visited Pincu Pottery in 2013 – whether to browse, shop or play with clay. I really appreciate the support from locals and visitors!!! Thanks, too, to those that found me at the Southern Highlands Craft Fair or the WNC Pottery Festival!

The winter holidays are right around the corner and I wanted to let you know about some GREAT OPPORTUNITIES for you and your loved ones to make this season even more special!

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available!!

Any amount may be used towards a pot purchase OR a clay class. This is a GREAT gift for anyone aged 8 and up!


ready to be picked up Dec. 21st

  •  Friday, December 6 from 7-9 pm: CLAY PLAQUES (house # or name) $30 per

Adults only. Make a tile to hang on the wall – house number or name, initials, etc. Fine for covered outdoor walls.

  •  Saturday, December 7 from 10-noon: CLAY ANGELS! $30 per person

Bring the entire family to make a family of angels!

  •  Friday, December 13 from 7-9 pm: MAKE A MUG! $25 per

Make a personalized mug or cup to give to that special someone for the holidays!


Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and ETSY.com Sunday!!!

I will participate in the Stecoah Valley Artisans Drive About November 29th and 30th. Stop by to enter a raffle to win a small pot.

I hope to open my Etsy.com shop on Sunday, December 1 for those of you that cannot make it to my shop for your Christmas shopping. Stop by my online store Sunday after noon. Gift certificates will also be available online for those vacationing in the area in 2014!

 Up and Coming:

 Throwing Kids Pottery Wheel Class

Fridays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm

January 3, 10, 17, 24

$90 includes everything!

Minimum 4 students, maximum 5

Reserve your spot NOW! 828-488-0480 or pincupottery@gmail.com


5 potters, including yours truly, will open a beautiful clay gallery in the River Arts District in Asheville for 2014. We are excited to be a part of this growing arts community! Make plans to visit the new gallery next year!

Did you know Pincu Pottery is on Facebook? See all the wonderful creations being made by students! Comment and post your own photos of your pots in use.

Pincu Pottery is also reviewed on Trip Advisor. Add your own review or read others’ reviews.

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you sometime soon!


Elise Delfield

Potter and clay instructor

Winter Classes for Kids! and Adults


Throwing Kids Pottery Wheel Class

Fridays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

March 8 3:30 – 5:30 – glazing

$90 includes everything!

Minimum 4 students, maximum 6

* Adult Class – Make your own Place Setting!

Saturdays, 10 am – noon

Plates: Saturday, February 2

Cups: Saturday, February 9

Bowls: Saturday, February 16

$30 per class, 10% off if you pay for all 3 up front!

4 person minimum, 8 max.

* Celebrate Spring Garden Markers!

Saturday, March 16, 10 to noon

Make up to 10 clay plant stakes. Stamp them with names of your favorite herb or flower or get creative! Ages 8 and up

$25 per person

ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION! CALL 488-0480 or email pincupottery@gmail.com

* Have a clay class idea? Get a group of 4 or more people together and call 488-0480 to schedule an appointment! I can do a Homeschoolers Class, Scout Badge Class and more!