It’s All About The Clay

Every artist, every maker, every craftsperson knows that the materials they work with are the foundation for everything they make. For the potter, it is all about the clay! Anytime potters are gathered clay is sure to come up in conversation. “What clay do you use? Do you have any…

Nurturing a Crafted Life

by Sarah Wells Rolland How You Can  Support Our Emerging Potters on their Journey Choosing to be a potter requires a creative spirit, a strong work ethic, long hours, and a wild capacity to dream. Here at The Village Potters we have created an environment that fosters these qualities in our…

Oh, Bertha!

by Dearing Davis, Red Clay Halo Pottery The Village Potters is unique and wonderful in that we have a variety of options when it comesto firing our pieces. We have seven electric kilns, a raku kiln, a car-sized gas kiln (Bertha), and a new Geil kiln (Glorifred). We are even in…

Digging Deeper: Get a Grip.

Oh the handle…that small piece of clay that makes all the difference in the ever popular mug. The handle serves great function on a drinking vessel….to keep our sensitive hands from the heat and to assist an ease of motion to our mouths. Almost every day there is a brief…

Digging Deeper: ‘Big Magic’

When was the last time you were enchanted? Wide-eyed and delighted by something you had created? Whether a bright, fresh meal or an intricately layered painting, creating is hard wired into who we are as human beings.  Everyday at The Village Potters, I am able to create beautifully and wildly,…

From Our Hands to Your Home

The Village Potters have been busy this winter making pots, teaching classes and making plans to expand the Teaching Center with a mentoring program later this year.  With years of experience at the wheel, this amazing group of potters have entered their fourth year as a “collective”. Their prime location…

Spring Blooms

While things are most definitely blossoming inside our studios, thanks mostly to VP Sarah Wells Rolland, the garden in front of the Gallery is constantly giving us new beauty to behold! Here's a glimpse of what greets us each day - we'll add more pictures as things continue to bloom!