This category features original clay and porcelain art objects other than jewelry, whether functional or decorative. Works are made by hand-shaping, then firing.
A Bit Off Center
A Bit Off Center makes handcrafted, functional ceramics from North Carolina sourced stoneware. Our work begins on the wheel, is altered, hand-glazed, and fired with a unique firing schedule that results in dynamic and distinctive colors and creates exceptional pots for everyday use. It is our hope that our pottery will add beauty and enjoyment to daily rituals. All of our pots are safe for use in the microwave, oven, and dishwasher.
My work is primarily wheelthrown stoneware vessels. I continually experiment with texture, layered glazes, and various types of decals in my pottery. I love the unpredictability of alternative firing methods, and I see each piece as a unique collaboration between myself and natural elements.
Garry Childs Pottery
Wheel thrown Terra Cotta pottery with glazes and carving
Porcelain clay hand thrown pottery with high fire macro-crystalline glazes in many colors and forms. The process produces spectacular vessels with distinctive and one of a kind crystal formations.
My work explores what common objects can mean to us. I make functional ceramics that tell stories and are infused with meaning by building collage works and layering multiple materials - vintage laces, embroidery, crochet, plants and flowers - on clay. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind artwork through its unique textures and impressions on the clay. I hand-paint all ceramics with stains, underglazes, slips and washes.
Steve Karloski Sculpture
My hand built pottery is created with high fire stoneware clay. I use a slab roller and forms to achieve initial shapes, and all pieces have hand formed and hand carved elements. No apprentices are involved. Work is created in a home studio, glazes are mixed from scratch, and all pieces are glazed using dipping and spraying techniques, fired to cone 6 electric.
Manning the Wheel Pottery
High Point, NC
I produce wheel-thrown, functional pottery. Once thrown, the shape can be altered by carving, paddling, or stamping. The color can be changed by use of clay slips or underglazes. Applying slip or underglaze and then carving through to the natural clay is a favorite combination of techniques. Finally the decision of where to apply glaze and where to leave clay raw determines the final appearance and functionality of the piece.
My eclectic stoneware pottery is both thrown on the wheel and hand build with soft slabs and pinch pots. All pieces are fired twice and decorated with vibrant glazes, stamped impressions, and hand carvings. Some pots are highly functional and some are decorative to be displayed outside in the garden or inside in planters.
Pottery by Nevill
High fired stoneware pottery with both a visual and utilitarian design. Glazing is food safe and can be used in an oven or microwave. Fired in a gas kiln of my own design with a variety of carving techniques and glaze colors.
Lou Raye Nichol Carbon Trapped Porcelain
Porcelain glazed with carbon trap shino and other reduction glazes in colors to complement the carbon trap.
All of our pottery is thrown, hand built or a combination of both, using stoneware and porcelain clay. We love to make bowls, mugs, covered dishes and other functional items. We also make figurative and decorative sculpture inspired by nature, birds and other animals. We are interested in different surface decoration techniques, using slips, stains wax resist and glazes applied in layers. The work is fired to cone 9 in an electric kiln, where the glazes melt to become a beautiful glaze painting.
Pickle Pie Pottery
Chapel Hill, NC
I'm DeDe Richardson of Pickle Pie Pottery and I have been working with clay for over a quarter of a century. My pieces are full of textures which are all designed by me from clay tools which I have created. This makes my pieces truly unique. As I create a piece, I am constantly thinking of movement and how you eye discovers the many details in my pieces. My favorite pieces to make are my air plant pods. These are very organic with some of them resembling an actual seed pod found in nature.
Ocean Fired Studio Pottery
Carolina Shores, NC
My work is both wheel thrown and hand created, functional and fun. I like to create sculpted characters, whimsical and happy.Each piece has a personality of his own, expressive in nature. But I also have a serious potter side. Throwing on the wheel and experimenting with beautiful colors. Bowls that are carved with landscapes and tall gorgeous trees. All hand painted, unique pieces of art that are functional. I Love it when new friends enter my booth and say "Your work Just Makes Me Smile!"
My pottery is designed and created in N.C. The pottery is made both on the wheel and through hand-building, with unique hand-carved details on each piece. The pottery also features bright glazes, beautiful color combinations, and 22k gold luster details. Popular pieces include my leaf bowls, hanging planters and air plant wall hangings, and new Blue Ridge Mountain mugs.
Joan Walsh Pottery
My pots are made from different stonewares and sometimes porcelain. Wheel thrown and hand built. I use carving, slip trailing and alteration to decorate pots. I fire them to cone 6 - 10 in an electric kiln.
Baubles & Stuff
The medium used to create this work is concrete/cement. This "unexpected" medium is mixed with water then shaped or molded using plastic bowls, milk cartons or other vessels. Fabric, plastic and bubble wrap are used to add texture. Cement pigment is used to add color to the mixture. Once the concrete/cement is shaped/molded, it is covered in plastic and cured for 24 to 48 hours. After curing, the piece is hand sanded, washed and dried. After drying, 2-3 coats of concrete sealant is applied.