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We are a husband and wife team dedicated to making fine ceramic works. We use wheel thrown and hand built techniques, surface decoration, and glaze to make each piece a functional work of art. Our studio is open to the public.
Folk and Art pottery inspired by historical western NC traditions. Face Jugs and Folk Figures, Crystalline glazes and Cameo decorations inspired by Pisgah Forest Pottery, and incised and cut-out art pottery with unique mountain scenes of farms, animals, and country people. Member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
I re-opened Arbitrary Forms Studio when Karen and I moved to Asheville in 2015. I create unique functional objects and sculptures that explore shapes that I have made and the ideas that formed them over the past 40 years. At this point, my practice focuses on vessels that are based on combinations of positive and negative, volumetric shapes with surfaces that include binary symbols based on Morse code and other systems of representation.
One of a kind, organically shaped stoneware with fanciful sgraffito design. Also a line of understated, functional glaze-work. Learned pottery making in Japan. My work is available at two locations in Asheville’s River Arts District. Please see my website for details.
A full line of stoneware pottery for the home including dinnerware, serving pieces, bathroom sinks, and handmade ornaments.
Founded in 2015 by Rachel S. Smith as a shared studio space for 5-6 potters in Weaverville. There is a gallery with a mixture of functional and decorative pottery by the studio potters. Bowls, mugs, plates, bells, spoon rests, trays, vases, and much more.
Whimsical ceramic fish that hang on the wall. Available at the Kress Emporium in Asheville, NC.
Handmade in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Specializing in one-of-a-kind decorative vases and lamps. The glazing process is painterly, detailed, delicate, and time consuming. The work is done one piece at a time and multi-fired.
Catawba Valley wood fired folk pottery made from NC clay. Face jugs & storage jars. Since 1991 she was self taught and apprenticed with Seagrove potters. She builds & fires wood kilns. MDF is academically trained to prospect for clay. Open by Appt. only.
I am compelled by the sensation of seeing things fresh. As if waking, for the first time. The flora & fauna surrounding my studio continues to surprise me. My desire is to create something that might also bring its observer to a place of discovery.