Saturday, December 29, 2012


some sweet "one finger" mugs.
loving these mugs made to snuggle in your hands. 
with a one finger handle, it fits everyone's hand! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Collaboration Part 3

Another from the Michael Ball collaborative series. This one was fired in Alex Matisse's salt kiln out in Madison County NC.

Collaboration Part 2

More from the Michael Ball collaboration series!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Collaborative Work Part 1

Catawba Valley folk potter, Michael Ball and I have been collaborating on some pieces together.  He throws the pot, and then I decorate them. They are then fired in Mike's woodkiln out in Swannanoa NC.  This piece measures approximately 30 inches in height.  Lots more of these to come!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Collaborative work with Michael Ball

New line of pots to be on the lookout for. I am collaborating with catawba valley potter Michael Ball. Mike, who is widely known for his facejugs and for making traditional NC style folk pottery, is creating traditional forms for me to decorate. It's so fun! We will fire them in Mike's recently completed woodkiln in Swannanoa NC in early December. Stay tuned for the results.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Another day at the office...

Some days I work six hours. Some days I work 14 hours. Most weeks, I work 6 days, often, I might work 7. And still, I am completely in love with what I do....

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Another pot, fresh out of the kiln! This one's a 9 x 9 dinner plate. So fun! I am loving all this carving!
See ya soon!
Thanks for checkin in!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Honey Pot!

Headed to Black Mountain today to take pots to Mountain Nest gallery!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lazy daze

It was a great weekend at Lazy Daze in Cary! So many people, it was crazy. Perfect weather (actually, it was almost chilly) unlike past years, it was cool and overcast. I met so many cool folks and got lots of great feedback. The best part? Getting to spend the weekend with momma! Thanks ma! I couldn't have done it without you....
As always, thanks for reading! And wishing you well.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lazy Daze in Cary

Lazy Daze in less than two weeks away. I've been working over time to make as many pots as I can. I'll be right across form the post office. Come see me!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Big Crafty

good news this mornin y'all!

 i just got my official acceptance into the Big Crafty!
i am so excited.this will be my first show in my hometown since moving back from the beach. 
check it out...

Sunday, July 8
Pack Place, beautiful downtown Asheville, NC

doing a little happy dance this mornin...
as always, thanks for reading! 
wishing you well ~trista

Thursday, May 10, 2012

second saturdays

second saturdays at the river arts district this weekend!

foundation clay
95 roberts street
 "the wilkie building"
(next to phil mechanic. the ground level. overlooking the railroad tracks.)

come see us and a bunch of other fantastic artists too!


new stuff 
(now on etsy!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

crazy. etsy. spring. love.

hello dear friends, i have missed you!
here's the brief over view of the recent happenings:
moving to a new (old) town is crazy. 
moving into a new(awesome) studio is hectic. 
moving into what i call a "well loved but disasterous and never ending" (aren't they all?) remodel is insane...
but miraculously, i have managed to keep my cool and am finally finding time to get all this craziness managed and focused. not a moment too soon - pshew!
i've got some new shows lined up for the coming season and hope to hear more good stuff soon. i will keep you updated on that as it happens.
i got the etsy page up and going again!

getting all this stuff listed on etsy is super time consuming. i hope to get everything posted over the next couple of weeks. so stay tuned for new and exciting things coming hot outta the kiln! (hopefully daily!)
hurray! here's a sneak peak:

thanks ya'll for being so loyal and checking in on me!
 ya'll make it all worth while!
see you soon and as always, i am wishing you the very best!
happy spring!

Monday, April 16, 2012

foundation clay

hey there! long time no see! i've been super busy with shows and the garden and our gigantic home renovation! in the mean time time i have finally started to get really familiar and excited about my new studio, foundation clay located in the river arts district of asheville. i am working with five other really really awesome potters. i feel pretty dang lucky to be a part of this crowd! the studio, as you know, just opened in the fall. we have started "nesting" in our new surroundings and even arranging ourselves a little gallery space! also, we have started a facebook page:

go check it out! and follow us as we grow! its pretty exciting!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

c'mon out ya'll!

hey pottery lovers!
save the date:
c'mon down the the catawba valley pottery festival 
saturday march 24, 2012

i will be sharing a booth with Michael Ball and Melissa Weiss
come see us!

Friday, February 10, 2012

back in business!

i have been away from this blog for entirely too long...
maybe you've been keeping up with my home renovation blog?
if not, i have been pretty busy with of that business. a lot has happened since we moved back to asheville...
too much to mention here. finding time to make pots is getting easier and definitely more routine.  i am very excited to be in my new studio, foundation clay in the asheville river arts district. i am thrilled to be working with some seriously awesome people. we have a great dynamic and are all very different in our artistic approach. 

for now here a few pictures of some pots in progress:

and some new tests!

Finding me:

asheville river arts district
95 roberts street
asheville, north carolina