It is our hope that people from the surrounding area and those travelling through will come visit the studio. Only 15 miles from a major Virginia Highway, Rt. 81,we are nestled in the hills one and a half miles up from a beautiful stretch of the Little River.
As you wind past the rocky ledges, thick with rhododendron, you turn onto Sumner Lane at Wilkerson’s Pond. A mile from the studio, now, you make your way along the edge of the meadow and down through the woods till you see us.
Drawn to the area in 1977, my husband Brad, a woodworker, and I built our home and studios in Floyd. We have loved the rural beauty and have found it a wonderful place to live, work, and raise our sons.
We built a large gas kiln which is fired about 10 times each year. It takes 13 hours to reach a temperature of 2400 *F and 36 hours to cool. Then it is ready to be opened. Each time, it is an emotional experience…..seeing this new work, with the incredible variations in glaze, the grace of the fire and the inevitable disappointments.
The pottery has been in operation in this location since 1982. I make a wide range of functional stoneware pots. From mugs to bowls, pitchers to teapots and……more. To see the full range of work, please follow the links to “gallery”. To find the studio: click on directions at the top of the page.