We are so honored and blessed to receive the Small Business of the Month recognition by our Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. If passion, commitment, tireless hours of work, growth, and putting people before projects qualifies us for this recognition then we humbly say, Thank you and wow!
We are in our seventh year! In this short time we have accomplished so much. Even as I write this I am astounded. We have grown from an ambitious start up pottery, with 5000 square feet, a small group of passionate potters and a dream, to the largest and most unique Clay Center in the Southeastern United States. That is a big statement but it is true. We now have 13,500 square feet of fully equipped teaching studios, with cutting edge kilns and unique kiln designs, offering beginning classes for first time potters, a two year Advanced Studies Program (ASP) where intermediate potters become exceptional potters, and now in 2018, with our most recent expansion, we have incubator pottery start up studios for six select graduates of our ASP, and we are now a Laguna clay distributor. Our three exceptional showrooms just had a new coat of paint and are looking better than ever! Here you can find some of the most unique and beautifully made pottery in our region.
All this is happens due to the passion of nine amazingly committed potters*and a community of beautiful people who join us on this creative journey.
Thank you all for being a part of this amazing community,
The Village Potters.
*The Village Potters Team: Judi Harwood, Melanie Mitchell Robertson, Karen Dubois, Lori Theriault, Christine Henry, Julia Mann, Lindsey Mudge, Sarah Wells Rolland and George Rolland
Help make a difference in the lives of the next generation of potters and craft artists!
The Village Potters is a pottery like none other and one you don’t want to miss. Founded by Potter Sarah Wells Rolland and her husband, George Rolland, The Village Potters is a Creative, Collaborative Community created to nurture an ideal work space and culture for freedom in creative exploration and expression. The Village Potters houses the working studios of six masterful professional potters. They are Sarah Wells Rolland, Lori Theriault, Judi Harwood, Karen Dubois, Melanie Robertson, and Christine Henry. Their work is available in three exquisite Galleries on site, as well as select pieces available exclusively in the Online Shop. The Village Potters work closely with clients to make work that marries the potters’ unique style with the tastes and needs of clients’ homes and office. The Village Potters also have a fully equipped Teaching Center providing ongoing classes in wheel, hand building, and specialty classes like sculpture, surface design, and jewelry making for the beginning and intermediate student. The Independent Study and Mentoring Program is designed specifically for the highly motivated emerging potter. The Village Potters offer Masters Series Workshops for their students, interns, and the larger potter community as well. Please come by and shop for some of the finest pottery in the south, see potters working, and tour the facility. And if you’re interested in getting your hands in clay, ask about the Create Your Own Workshop.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10-6 (Winter hours: Jan -March 10-4)
828-253-2424 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Village Potters is located at Riverview Station, in Asheville’s River Arts District,
at 191 Lyman Street, #180. Click for a map and directions.