About 10 years ago, I moved (still in Ashe county,) and slowed down the production. One of my two sons recently built a small workshop here for me. Also, a shed where I can haul over some bricks and play with a - small - wood fired kiln. I am happy to be immersed, for now, in lines: tracing the lines of a pot, or following the lines of a figure, into and onto the earthen ware clay body.
Jennifer Gardiner Wilson
Ashe County, NC
I graduated from UNC CH with a BFA. After taking a production pottery course with Zedith Teague Garner, I worked in her shop (Teague's Pottery) for 2 years. My husband and I moved to Ashe county in 1976, the first activities being to build a clay workshop and a wood-fired groundhog kiln. Over the next 25 years, I never grew tired of the wood-fire process; We did change to a larger down-draft style, though. I used a mid range stoneware, wheel thrown, decorated with figures brushed or etched through the slip.