Back in the Studio….

Ok Ok,  I claim to be a potter and have yet to really post a pottery post.  Guilty as charged.  There is too much to do in the Spring!  Plus I teach….

So, I have gotten back in the studio a bit.  Making pitchers and mugs.  Soon to make more berry bowls and teapots.

Thank goodness, too, because I am now the “Artist of the Month” at the Stecoah Valley Center!

Teapot - handle drying

Teapot - handle drying

So I did begin to make teapots after all….. haven’t yet gotten to berry bowls… and tis the season for fresh berries!

Mugs - handles drying

Mugs - handles drying

The studio is filling up… almost time for a bisque firing.

Studio shelves are fillin' up!

Studio shelves are fillin' up!

I even got to makin’ bread and granola the other day:

Bread and Granola

Bread and Granola

Keeping busy as always….  Making great homemade food and pottery.

Welcome!

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!