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
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
The studio is filling up… almost time for a bisque firing.
Studio shelves are fillin' up!
I even got to makin’ bread and granola the other day:
Bread and Granola
Keeping busy as always…. Making great homemade food and pottery.
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
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!