I was smitten by pottery in a college pottery class and began my career in the 70’s establishing a pottery in Maine where I trained 20+ apprentices during the early years. Returning to my southern roots, I am now a potter in Raleigh, North Carolina. I call my pottery “FAY Pottery” since I sign all my pots with my name “FAY”. I love the process and rhythms of making the pottery from forming to finishing to glazing. I often try out new practical ideas and experiment on forms or techniques, always integrating design and functionality.
My pottery is mostly wheel-thrown with a bit of hand-building; electric-fired cone 6 stoneware pottery often with designs carved, incised, and stamped on the clay or two-toned glazing with fresh contemporary glaze colors: vibrant turquoise, soft rich blues, warm browns, and buttery white.
I make everything functional from bread warmers, spoon holders, mugs, and quiches dishes to casserole dishes, bowls, one-of-a-kind platters, teapots, and special orders.