Pottery Shop – One year old and going strong!

Birthday Cake for Pincu Pottery

Pincu Pottery, in its current location, is One Year Old! Yipee! Cake by Home Sweet Home Delights in Bryson City, NC.

Sunday, May 1st, I invited guests to celebrate with me for Pincu Pottery’s 1st birthday. It was an incredible day!

My parents, Dan and Gloria, helped tremendously by purchasing a few much needed items in the big city of Asheville, where they live. Turns out the printer ink I use isn’t sold in Bryson City. Also, they bought food and other supplies. Both my parents and husband, Jeff, were there the entire day, helping to re-fill empty food trays, talk to folks and ring up purchases. They are incredibly supportive and I really appreciate their help and support!!!

More friends and students from Southwestern Community College showed up to celebrate than I expected, which was a sweet surprise. Thank you all! I was honored to have Laurie-Faye Long, accomplished potter, visit. She even bought something!

I posted a slideshow on my Facebook account; but for those of you not on Facebook, here is a small group of photos taken from Sunday’s Pottery Studio Birthday Party:

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Maybe next week I will talk a bit about what it took to put this event together and the things I will try to do better next year. One thing I know I will do better is follow through on the door prizes! This year I just completely forgot! I have been overwhelmed preparing for this event as well as a fund raiser next weekend – and that door prize/raffle idea just got lost. So… if you did attend the party and want your ‘door prize,’ comment on this post!


Join me for the Grand Opening of Pincu Pottery!

Sunday, May 23rd.  From Noon to 5 PM

80 Hwy 28 South

Refreshments provided.

Ribbon cutting at 2 pm.

Pincu Pottery business


ALL TOOLS 10% off!

Register for a Friday Night Goes to Pot class and bring a friend for free!  Up to 4 people (meaning 2 pay, 2 for free!)

These specials are only available on Sunday during the Grand Opening!

Pottery Tools Available

Pincu Pottery now carries POTTERY TOOLS from various sources.

Come stop by and fondle some sustainable (bamboo)  fun shaped ribs:

Bamboo ribs

Bamboo Tools

Trim tools that may just come in handy:

Trim tools

Trimming tools

Japanese Trim tools

Japanese-style trimming tools

Coiled wires to make some fun cuts to your slabs or wheel-thrown pots:


Yumi - bamboo arc with coiled wire to produce texture when cutting clay

Textured Mats as seen on Martha Stewart!

Textured Mats

Textured Mats - wood, scales, brick, stone, etc...

Calipers, Circle cutters, brushes and More!!!

Circle Cutter

Clay Circle cutter


Pottery Tools Display

Pottery Tools Display

Detail of Pottery tools on display

Detail of Pottery tools on display