Process

I work from my home studio in the Swannanoa mountains, surrounded by nature at it’s finest. I generally have a curious flock of chickens, two wonderful dogs, and our mischievous little cat underfoot. I work predominately on the wheel, with a bit of hand-building here or there. I work mostly with stoneware claybodies, sourced as locally as possible. My favorite being a body called Okee Medium from Starworks, which has a bit of N.C. red clay in it for color. I bisque fire my work in my little electric kiln, then it is fired in either a salt kiln, or a wood fired kiln. All of my work is fired to temperatures between 2,300-2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, producing a final product that is fully vitrified, durable, dishwasher safe, and oven safe when heated up gradually with the oven. I aim to make pots that will be used and enjoyed in the home, out in the garden, or at a potluck with friends.