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Ancient Earth Pottery @InkStone Gallery

Ancient Earth Pottery @InkStone Gallery

Ancient Earth Pottery has a grand mini-show at InkStone Gallery through the end of the year 2012! Fun big platters have a variety of surfaces, from subtle and elegant to whimsical animals in brushwork.

(Ed note: Unfortunately, InkStone Gallery is no more, having closed in April 2014.)

Thanks to All!

The “One Really Big Show” I do is the Dan Finch Open House, as one of the Studio Potters honored to be associated with that fantastic studio and its master potter. Sunday was glorious, sunny, even unto hot in the greenhouse where Stewart Campbell of Ravenwood Pottery and I shared a fifty foot booth! As you can see from the photo, it was a busy day – thanks to all those who came, examined and engaged this work, and supported it with their enthusiastic purchases! Missed the show? Worry not! InkStone Gallery in Winterville has a good number of Ancient Earth Pottery items.Image

Ancient Earth Pottery at Dan Finch and the Studio Potters Open House

ImageComing soon: East Carolina’s largest annual pottery show and sale. Sunday, November 11 @ the Dan Finch Studio. You’ll find a day worth enjoying with family and friends, over 60 potters (including Ancient Earth Pottery), an astonishing array of excellent contemporary craft in pieces both functional and sculptural — and if that’s not enough, you can take a tour, raku a pot we’ll provide (for a small fee) and take home your own work that very day! Come and visit us! For more information, please go to Dan Finch’s website: http://www.danfinch.com.


(But if you just need quick directions. Head to the Bailey/Spring Hope exit on 264 just outside of Wilson. Drive North off the exit (towards Spring Hope) – you’ll find the studio in about two miles. Look for the signs. (more detailed directions on the Dan Finch website: http://www.danfinch.com)

Contemplating the bowl

Contemplating the bowl,
it is possible to see the
interdependent elements
which give rise to the bowl.

– Thich Nhat Hanh



“Petrified Wood” bowl

This bowl incorporates a new interior surface, using a number of slips and a special glaze, which approximates the appearance of petrified wood.


Bend, don’t break!

Bend, don't break!

Actually, big platters do break when one bends them, but the wisdom of bamboo is that bamboo generally bends instead of breaking. This large platter celebrates this gift – and offers it to special friends.

Carolina Birds Yunomi: Cardinal



Carolina Birds Yunomi: Barred Owl

Barred Owl Yunomi

one of the Carolina Birds yunomi series – gas fired in reduction, mishima, engobes


Carolina Marsh Platter

Carolina Marsh Platter

just imagine this big platter (21″) filled with beautiful soft-shell crabs, ready for eating