Valerie Addicott

 

Georgia Pottery

Valerie Addicott

 

Valerie Addicott

Valerie and Large Salad Bowl

Valerie Addicott

 
Valerie Addicott

About the Potter

   Georgia Pottery is our family operated pottery business consisting of Jim Adams and Valerie Addicott. Although Valerie does most of the pottery making on the wheel and sculpting, Jim does all of the chemical glaze mixing and loves handbuilding. We have several commercial glazes we use for the electric kilns as well as our own glazes that he has created and that have become local favorites for our gas firings. Jim is continually expanding his knowledge of creating wonderful glazes to use with our work because without a great glaze even the best looking piece of pottery can be wasted.

 

   Northeast Georgia pottery holds an art form of it's very own. From generations of potters creating new and different art forms from the earth's clay, it is probably the best area for finding inspirations to contribute to our own craft. We create many of our utilitarian wares using many Georgian clays because we enjoy the iron richness of the "fire clays". 

   We are considered self taught potters having, no formal training in pottery or ceramics. We have gathered information from the many wonderful potters that we have come across that have been willing to share their experiences with us as well as trying to attend as many workshops as we are able and studying from every form of media material that we can get our hands on. We are constantly expanding our experiences by always trying different types of high fire clays and pushing our limits as well as the clays. We like to work exclusively with the high fire clays because we feel that our pottery art is best expressed through making utilitarian and art oriented wares fired to the higher temperatures needed to make them totally functional as oven safe art. My greatest pleasure comes from creating a functional work of art that will allow me to express my creativity as well as embed my passion and love into each piece of clay that I work with. It is very difficult to explain the relationship that a potter has with their clay but it is always reflected in their work. I hope each piece I make will be as special to its new owner as it was to me.

   In 2007 Valerie was diagnosed with cancer and had to slow down for a couple of years in order to concentrate on her treatments and healing. After almost a 2 year break in making pottery we are happy to announce the return of the "Original Georgia Pottery Bear Jugs" as well as some brand new work that will be offered this summer of 2010. New pictures will be coming soon! 

   Valerie started out dabbling in painting with acrylics and painting on some unusual surfaces such as skulls and gourds. Here's one of the first paintings she ever tried on canvas of a tiger...

 

Valerie Addicott

Email Georgia Pottery & JAV Designs
Jim Adams & Valerie Addicott
156 Pine Hollow Lane
Lakemont, Georgia 30552
706-782-0268


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