Preview Gallery April 2014

Mark Kozma’s pots

This sale will bring to a conclusion my apprenticeship with Mark. I’ve had the opportunity to learn many valuable potting practices during my time here. I’m taking away fond memories and arduous lessons, and feel prepared to carry on potting independently. I’ve been able to develop a strong network with other potters in the area, and I’m glad to say I’ll continue living and working in Durham, and hope to be an active part of the North Carolina potting community.

Adrian King’s pots

The first signs of spring are always exciting to us in the workshop. We’re able to take down the insulating foam and plastic from the windows that keeps us warm during the winter, and all the hard work of the past three months begins to appear from the depths of the ware racks. One by one the pots get loaded into the kiln with high expectations. With a crew of good friends and a few familiar faces, we fire the kiln. When the pots materialize from the darkness, their radiant glazes are as beautiful as the surrounding flowers and trees in bloom, as if the two were synchronized together with the coming of spring.

Each pot I look at from the 89th firing possesses stunning qualities. As new and familiar forms emerge from the kiln, I continue to see improvements in my craft. Along with all the familiar pots, new forms emerge, such as casseroles, plates, and bowls, expanding my repertoire of work.

Malcolm Henry

malcolmMalcolm was raised in Pittsboro, served in the US Air Force, and works at the Piedmont Biofarm. He has also been helping us this cycle, and will do so again this summer. His warm presence, diligence, and reliability make him a pleasure to be around. Welcome Malcolm!

PREVIEW – Firing 89, April 2014

Another lovely batch of pots came out of the 89th firing of our old salt kiln, the happy culmination of a four month cycle of making. Be sure to head out to Pittsboro this gorgeous weekend and see for yourself!

The big pots are particularly attractive, large Egg Vases and Sentinels all sumptuous and stately. My ten gallon pieces are pretty good too, and there are a host of smaller items, like jars, pitchers, vases and delightful plump mugs, to tickle everyone’s fancy.

My apprentice Mark Kozma is moving on after a concentrated time here. He’s made great strides with his pots and we’ll miss his hard work, ready wit, and salty tongue. Thanks Koz, and best of luck in all you do!