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!


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!