HUGE NEWS! (for me)

This past Saturday I was in Bakersville, NC for the Creek Walk Arts Festival.  It was just a normal art show day until…..

I WON 2nd PLACE!!!!  

2nd Place ribbon

2nd Place!

What an honor!!!  Thank you to all three judges and everyone who shopped with me!  It was great to meet my neighbor artists and others that came out just to browse and talk.

But that’s not all…..

On Saturday my work was accepted into the Crimson Laurel Gallery!!!  If you do not know this gallery, it is one of a few PREMIER Ceramics galleries in the U.S.!  My pots are now being displayed among some masters of the craft.  This is a dream come true!  Andy and Silvia, the gallery operators, were a wonderful pair to talk to and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A VISIT to their gallery and Bakersville, NC!  You can also shop online….hint, hint

Up Next….

Stecoah Valley Drive About including Bryson City artisans.  June 26-27

Southwestern Community College Swain Center is having a one-day art show Saturday, July 11

The Big Crafty in Asheville, NC July 12


Cake plate with cake

This Saturday, May 2, come on out for my Annual Open House and Seconds Sale.

Once again I have asked my friend Raquel, of Raquel’s Creative Cakes, to bake up something yummy, so you will not want to miss it!

There will be other food to nibble on, people to chat with, pots to look at and hopefully purchase.  REMINDER:  Mother’s Day is the following weekend!!!

older work - jars

Older work – Blue, Green and White Jars from 2010

For those that prefer my more quiet side,  I will be selling my older work at 20% off.  That is all the blue, green and white ware.  There are some really nice pots in this color scheme still left!

Also, don’t forget this is the one time I bring out my not-so-perfect pots (2nds) so you can grab some functional yet blemished pottery at some really great prices!

Soap Dishes, new work

New work and great gift – soap dishes!

And for those of you that want to give back, I plan to donate 10% of all sales on Saturday to the Swain County United Gift Fund (UGF).  100% of the donations to the UGF go to Swain County non-profits.  I know there is need all over the world, especially in Nepal right now, but there is an amazing amount of need right here in our county and I want to help.  Please help me make a difference!

New Pincu Pottery Logo

Fall News

Fall Changes ThingsNew Pincu Pottery Logo

Children are back at school, the weather is changing and there are changes happening at Pincu Pottery.  Perhaps you noticed my new logo… which I will be using as I find time to update my page, etc.  Thank you to Open Door Design Studio for great work!


I am taking a hiatus from teaching at Pincu Pottery.

Those of you with gift certificates are welcome to call or email and make an appointment, and I am happy to teach those classes already scheduled.

THANK YOU to all that came and made pots with me!!! I LOVE teaching and had the best time with you all. On days I was in a mood, you cheered me up. THANK YOU!

It is time to focus on making my pottery. Teaching and finishing everyone’s work, even with an assistant, has taken a toll on my pottery output and I want to get back to that focus. I may begin teaching again next summer, or may, if the feeling strikes, schedule a few special group classes in the winter.

I will continue to teach at the local Southwestern Community College and encourage those in town for a month or longer to look into the clay classes there. It is a FABULOUS resource!


I will be showing and selling my work in several places this fall and winter (GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!)

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands.

October 16 – 19, 2014.

US Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

WNC Pottery Festival

November 1, 2014

Dillsboro, North Carolina

(Don’t forget to come out and support me as I attempt to retain my Championship Status at the Clay Olympics on October 31st!)

If you cannot make it, I plan to update my Etsy store right after Thanksgiving. (Consider shopping from home on Black Friday!)

Also, I have cups in two gallery exhibitions this Fall (online, too):

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

New Orleans, Louisiana

Art of the Cup” exhibition

September 4 – December 7

Charlie Cummings Gallery

Gainesville, Florida

Cup: the Intimate Object X”

October 3 – December 3

Lastly, I will be giving two upcoming workshops that you are all invited to register for:

John C. Campbell Folk School

Wheel Throwing: Beginning and Beyond”

Week + Weekend pottery class

November 9 – 16, 2014

Crafts Emporium

The Pottery Party!”

Wheel Throwing, Hand Building and FUN with clay

West Branch, Michigan

December 5 – 8, 2014

Thanks again for your support and I hope you all enjoy this colorful season!