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
the iron richness of the "fire clays".
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...