Michele Hastings

I grew up in New Hampshire and fell in love with clay during a high school art class. Fast forward 23 years, and after raising a daughter, I enrolled in the NH Institute of Art and took my love of clay to the next level. It was during this time that I met Jeff Brown, a pottery instructor at the Institute. Eventually we shared a studio in Northwood, NH. In 2010 we made the decision to return to Jeff’s home state of North Carolina, establishing our new home and studio in  the pottery community of Seagrove.

Most of my work is functional, wheel thrown forms. I enjoy carving flowers and leaves through slip covered clay, a process called sgraffito. I fire in a gas kiln, here at our Seagrove studio and participate in wood firings whenever the opportunity arises.

I am a blog writer and that is where I share our daily life experiences as working potters in Seagrove, NC.

http://meeshspottery.blogspot.com

Michele’s Pottery  Gallery

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Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery added 3 new photos.
Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery

We unloaded the kiln today and are happy to announce that the "splashy glazed" piggy banks are back! Find them in the Etsy shop, link is in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less

May 15th, 8:30 pm

We unloaded the kiln today and are happy to announce that the splashy glazed piggy banks are back! Find them in the Etsy shop, link is in the comments.

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Here is the link for our online piggy bank sales: www.etsy.com/listing/531052533

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Drawing in clay. ... See MoreSee Less

April 23rd, 12:42 pm

It's Day Two of the Celebration of Spring Pottery Studio Tour in Seagrove, NC. We won't let the rain stop us... the piggy banks are snuggled in the tent, the rest of the pottery and pottery making demos will be warm and dry inside the studio/gallery. Over 45 potteries are participating in Day Two of the tour. ... See MoreSee Less

April 23rd, 10:17 am

Its Day Two of the Celebration of Spring Pottery Studio Tour in Seagrove, NC. We wont let the rain stop us... the piggy banks are snuggled in the tent, the rest of the pottery and pottery making demos will be warm and dry inside the studio/gallery. Over 45 potteries are participating in Day Two of the tour.

Celebration of Spring Studio Tour is this weekend, April 22 & 23rd, in Seagrove, NC. Look for these signs outside of participating pottery shops! ... See MoreSee Less

April 20th, 1:58 pm

Celebration of Spring Studio Tour is this weekend, April 22 & 23rd, in Seagrove, NC. Look for these signs outside of participating pottery shops!
Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery added 2 new photos.
Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery

We are trying out Lightroom Photo Editing program...learning new adjustments...trying new settings. this is a recent piece that was first "auto corrected" the color balance...then the clarity was adjusted on images #2 ... See MoreSee Less

April 20th, 11:23 am

We are trying out Lightroom Photo Editing program...learning new adjustments...trying new settings. this is a recent piece that was first auto corrected the color balance...then the clarity was adjusted on images #2

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Clarity really helps. There may be a little artifact from the sharpening in the white area the pot sits on but I am looking very hard to see it The pot looks great.

So you are running a 64 bit processor now?

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