FAQs

Do you have a storefront?

Yes, I am located at 3240 Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN. There is parking in the back and you may enter from the back parking lot.

Do you offer classes?

I have offered classes in the past but, I am shifting my focus from teaching to production. If you are interested in being added to my classes waiting list, should I resume teaching, please email me to be added to the list.

I am teaching a week long, beginning wheel thrown pottery class at JC Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC again in January 2018. Join me there!

What makes you/your work different?

It is my desire for my pottery to be an extension of myself. When one first looks at my work I am less concerned about the “WOW” factor, but am compelled to seek the quieter, more reflective “whoa” factor that comes with truly observing my work.

There is a simplicity about my forms, yet they might not always be simple. I like to play with the duality of things. I hope one notices the movement expressed through the gentle lines and curves and transcendent qualities that defies time. Many of my pieces are rooted in a rich history and stylistically and philosophically connects with Mid-Century Modern artists.

I believe that my commitment to exceptional, refined forms and honed throwing techniques and my layered glazes separates my work from others. It is my hope that when handling my pieces one can even sense a quality about them that just feels different. Ergonomics, functionality, beauty, integrity, and playfulness are things factor in when I create. I work very intentionally, intuitively and contemplatively and feel that the kind of energy I put into my pottery matters.

In my glazes, I have selected a peaceful and more neutral pallet. They are layered (sometime up to 7 layers of glaze) and have depth - within individual pieces and within the whole collection. While not demanding attention, the simple beauty found in my work, won’t compete with other pieces within your pottery collection, rather they might prove to be foundational or complementary.

Whether you are having a lovely dinner party for 12 or snuggling up on the couch eating in front of the TV, it is my hope that you find the casual elegance of my pottery line will enrich your soulful moments and connections.

 

What tempereature is your work fired?

I fire up to 2232 degrees (cone 6) in an oxidation atmosphere.

What type of Clay do you use?

I typically use a white stoneware claybody.

Do you ship pottery?

Yes, I ship domestically. USPS, UPS, FEDEX.

Do you repair broken pottery?

Sorry, that is not in my skill set and I do not know anyone local to refer.

Do you take custom orders?

I will consider custom orders. Consultation required. Specific perimeters apply. I avoid custom orders in November or December.

Do you wholesale?

I do some wholesaling. Please contact me about specifics. I avoid wholesale orders in November and December

Do you donate items to charity?

I do have a limited number of charities that I donate to annually and am currently not extending myself further.

What if I want you in a show/exhibit?

I might be interested, please email me with information,

Do you have sales/specials?

Yes, we have several sales though out the year (for example: March Spring Sale, May Mug Mania Sale, a Pet Bowl fundraiser and more). These events will be posted on the website.

Do you offer tours?

Yes, if you have a group (boy scouts, girl scouts, church group etc.) I would be happy to work something out with your group.

Is your pottery food/microwave/dishwasher safe?

Yes, My pottery is food safe, microwave and dishwasher safe.  I make my own glazes and they are all lead-free. I use stoneware clay and it  is fired over 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit and is fully vitrified (impermeability to water).

Do you make your own work?

Yes! I make all of my own pottery. My work is thrown on the potters wheel (sometimes hand built and/or altered off the wheel) without the aide of jigs, slip cast molds, or templates. I make my own glazes, as well as glaze and fire my own work.

Can your work be purchased online?

My work is currently not online at this time. I am working in that direction. Keep an eye on my website!

Do you have work in other galleries or stores?

I have a lovely retail gallery within my studio (see posted business hours) and currently do not have work in other galleries or stores (except Nest in Memphis, TN). I do, however, have some great beer mugs available at Hutton & Smith Brewing & Co. in Chattanooga, TN.