Pottery
I never meant to be a potter!  My wife took some pottery courses at Callanwolde in Atlanta back in the early 1990's and, in 2012 asked if we could make an old shed we had on the property into a pottery studio for her.  I told her that she would need to order whatever pottery equipment she needed as I knew nothing about it and I would fix up the shed.  Well, she ordered the equipment, we installed it, and...she has almost never used it.  I figured I would give pottery a try since we had an equipped studio and it was without a potter.  So I started reading and watching pottery making videos and trying my hand at it and now, several years later, I am still at it and make lots of pottery!  I sell it in the local galleries listed on the Gallery page of this website and am always looking to expand to new stores and galleries. I also make things for people that they cannot find anywhere else and there is a long tradition in pottery of giving someone a special piece made just for them.  Below are a variety of pieces I have made in either stoneware or porcelain clay.  You will notice lots of botanical themes.
Stoneware plate with Hosta Leaf
Faceted Stoneware Bottle
Set of Four Chalices for a Local Church
Stoneware Mei Ping (Plum Blossom) shaped vase with carved Peony flower and leaves.
Stoneware Mei Ping (Plum Blossom) shaped vase with carved fluted exterior.
Black Raven Clay Stoneware vase with slit exterior, white glaze
Black Raven Clay Stoneware mugs with slit exterior, white glaze
Stoneware bowl, slip covered, and carved exterior
Stoneware teapot with cane handle and carved Peony flower and leaves.
Stoneware teapot with cane handle.
Stoneware teapot with cane handle, slit and expanded exterior.
Stoneware teapot with cane handle, slit and expanded exterior.
Small porcelain bowl, slip covered, carved leaves.
Porcelain mug with carved leaves.
Stoneware bowl with four carved Hosta leaves.
Large porcelain bowl with slip painted bamboo and small bird.
Four Tea Bowls (Chawan).
Three tea bowls (Chawan) with Feldspar inclusions.