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.
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
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
10 Days until the Celebration of Spring Studio Tour! Be sure to watch until the end, when our pottery is featured in the commercial.Come join the Seagrove Potters in Seagrove NC for a wonderful weekend of kiln openings, studio tours, and beautiful artwork and functional ware made right he... ... See MoreSee Less
Plan a trip to Seagrove, NC for the Celebration of Spring Studio Tour & Kiln Openings!Celebration of Spring in Seagrove, NC - Studio Tour & Kiln Openings. April 22 & 23, 2017. 50+ potters invite you to visit their studios and galleries for this special event. www.discoverseagrove.com *** Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery will demonstrate how they create their textural pots, from wheel work to carving designs in clay. Find them at 505 E. Main St, in downtown Seagrove. ... See MoreSee Less