Potter’s Council Calendar Girl!!!

I apologize if this is a repeat of info…. I am constantly trying to update this site to make it look better.  I know, i know…. it needs help.  Well, I’m working on that and if you have any ideas or suggestions, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!

So as I was saying, I am on the cover of the Potter’s Council Mug calendar for 2010 and also the month of September.  Please have a look:

You can purchase one at the Potters Council’s store.

I admit, I am very proud of this.  Of course, it is now February, so I will stop talking about it.  Thanks for looking.


Welcome to my new blog.  This is my way of putting up a web site without putting up the money.  Let’s just see what happens.

My name is Elise and I live in Bryson City, North Carolina – the quiet side of the Smokies.  (the other side being Gatlingburg; and if you are familiar with Gatlingburg, you understand the quiet side.)

In my basement studio:

Bisque waiting for glaze

Bisque waiting for glaze

I make functional pottery with terracotta clay.  My favorite shape is a teapot though I mostly make mugs.  I mean, who doesn’t want a new mug?

Highwater Clay in Asheville supplies most of my pottery needs – only one hour away, you can’t beat it.  Earthen Red is my main clay for now.  LOVE their P5 porcelain, but LOVE more the red clay for its gorgeous color.

3 years ago my husband, 2 dogs and I moved to the mountains.  I had tried a living in clay 5 or 6 years prior with beautiful soda fired pottery.  After becoming a librarian at Broward County Library and Boca Raton Public Library I decided I would try pots again.  This time with an L&L electric kiln.

I will continue my saga that led to where we are today at another time.

Thanks for viewing!