Pottery – Artists
We at American Folk are quite proud of the potters we represent. Southern folk pottery traditions run deep and wide in this region; our focus is on potters who are still firing in wood fired kilns and hand digging their own local clay and glaze materials, sometimes referred to as ‘wild clay’. The famous clay communities are all represented, from the Penland School, Seagrove, Asheville, the Catawba Valley as well as a few face jug makers from the mountains of Georgia. Several of our potters are making stoneware tableware sets, and all of our potters are creating pieces that are functional and made to be used everyday…even if that use is looking at and enjoying the astonishing beauty of a fine handmade piece of pottery.