|Larry Bechtel||Lawrence Reid Bechtel Sculpture Studio||Montgomery|
Figurative sculpture for home interiors and gardens; corporate gardens, atriums, and plazas; public and private commissions.
|Doug Branton||Doug Branton||Tazewell|
Associate Professor of arts and crafts for thirty-three years at Southwest Virginia Community College. It is difficult for me to separate myself the teacher, from the artist craftsman because I feel dedicated in both categories. I like to work in all aspects of clay and leather being functional and non-functional while combining the two in some projects.
|Connie Bundy||Connie Bundy||Washington|
All pottery is hand built using coil, slab or pinch methods. Individual pieces are hand painted in under paints and then glazed to seal the design. Baskets are different in size and some are designed for use and others for show. All reeds are dyed by artist and chosen to give the basket an individual look.
|Ann Childress||Ann Childress||Carroll|
I make stoneware wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery designed to be used in the kitchen, at the table and in the garden. Nature provides the inspiration for much of my work.
|David Crane||David Crane Ceramics||Montgomery|
My work is high temperature salt-fired stoneware and porcelain. Most of the work is functional. At present my goal is to integrate pottery form with its surface decoration using geometric oriented designs. Whether intended for the kitchen, the table or the mantel, it is my hope that the pots will enrich the user's life.
|Priscilla Dahl||PD Pottery||Grayson|
The functional pottery I am currently making is fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln. The food safe glazes are mixed individually in my studio and the colors reflect what I see outside, the greens in the grass, purple and red clover, and the blue of the sky. My work is light and playful yet durable for every day use.
|Andrea Denniston||Andrea Denniston Ceramics||Floyd|
I consider myself to be a potter. Making pottery that will find a place in someone’s home and be used is my goal, sometimes a lofty goal. Because of this, I strive for clean, comfortable and well-crafted pots. I am interested in how and why utilitarian pottery has a place in present-day society.
I use the wheel as my first tool. After a basic form is thrown, I seek to make my pots active through pushing, darting, trimming and carving. The surfaces of my pots are often decorated with patterns that come from Chinese influences; others from quilt blocks and grids, and some from old needlepoint patterns that belonged to my grandmother.
My color pallet tends to be bright, the colors of candy I enjoyed as a kid and continue to take pleasure in today. I want my work to have a light and lively feeling. Therefore, the clay I use is a grolleg porcelain that I fire to cone 10 (2350°F) in a gas kiln. This clay provides a very white canvas that gives vibrancy to my glazes and decoration. With each pot and kiln load, the choices I make in color, form and decoration come together to form a body of work that continues to create new challenges, questions and solutions.
|Debby Freed||DSF Ceramics||Montgomery|
DSF Ceramics is operated out of a small home studio in beautiful Blacksburg, VA. Each piece, whether functional (mugs, platters, bowls) or decorative (small sculptures), is hand built with special attention to detail. For more information & photos visit DSF Ceramics on Facebook.
|Michael Gamble||MG Pottery Studio||Lee|
My latest project is 5x7, 8x10, and 11x14 handmade, hand painted tiles. Also included in my inventory are unique mugs, “Flower Keepers,” cookie jars, elegant fruit/serving bowls, chip and dips, plates, and complete dinner sets.
|Silvie Granatelli||Granatelli Pottery||Floyd|
Silvie Granatelli is a functional potter who lives and works in Floyd, Virginia. Her work deals with ritual, food presentation and hospitality. You can find Silvie and her work at her gallery and studio in Floyd.
|Johnny Hagerman||The Studios at FeatherStone Farm||Tazewell|
|Richard Hensley||Hensley Pottery||Floyd|
Richard's porcelain pottery is renown for its beautiful forms and delicious glazes
|Ann Hess||Ann Hess Pottery||Montgomery|
Pots attractive to the eye and hand. Designed for function. My pottery gives pleasure to the cook and the family at table. Exploration of texture and supple altering of the thrown form adds interest and variety. All pieces are individually hand made. My glazes are safe and handsome earth tones, blues and greens, and bright cranberry.
Commissions allow joint designing that stretch me to try new things and expand my vision.
|David and Sherry Hoffman||Hoffman Pottery||Grayson|
We make an extensive selection of functional stoneware for the table and the kitchen, decorative vases, and one of a kind pieces. We use layered glazes to achieve depth and variety of appearance. We work with a commitment to quality that we hope will be sensed by those who use and enjoy our pottery for many years to come.
|Carter Holliday||Carter Holliday Art Studio and Gallery||Floyd|
Inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement (Mission or Craftsman styles), Carter blends original hand crafted ceramic art tiles, mosaics and American hardwoods together to make decorative furnishings and accessories for the home and office.
|Hona Knudsen||Hona Knudsen||Floyd|
Hona Leigh Knudsen was born in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. She attended West Virginia University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Hona now lives along the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful Floyd, Virginia. After a three year apprenticeship with local 16 Hands potters Richard Hensley and Donna Polseno, she now works from her home studio making functional porcelain pottery.
|Lily Kusmik||"Wine Toppers" and "Lily Kusmik, Artist"||Washington|
I handform, paint, glaze and sign porcelain WineToppers that are unconditionally guaranteed for life. I accept commissions and have created designs for various businesses and weddings. I create vessel forms in porcelain that are handfinished to a smooth surface that is left unglazed. This is my own technique. I also create Raku for love of the process and the resulting product. More about me and my work can be seen on my website.
|Tanya Leslie||Tanya Leslie||Franklin|
All hand thrown, hand made / one of a kind / hand painted raku and stoneware pottery.
|Chris Lively||Chris LIvely||Pulaski|
All work is thrown on the potter's wheel. The thrown forms leaves me with a blank canvas that I can make my marks. Pushing in and out, cutting the clay are some of the ways I do this. These marks and alterations setup the glazing process. Spraying glazes allows me to have a rich and flowing surface. The flowing glazes intermingle with the changes in form. Each firing brings a new element of surprise and keeps things fresh. In the end I want to show energy and movement that give the form life.
|Val Lyle||Val Lyle||Washington|
The Wee Folk of Fay Springs are created one by one with loving care in the Appalachian mountains where magic and mystery abound. Made of ceramic stoneware that is garden safe, they still like to come inside for winter.Val Lyle has been a ceramic artist for 26 years and occasionally takes portrait commissions.