Spring Kiln Opening 2019

Dear friends and family,

Several years after moving to Seagrove in 1990, I joined up with other potters in hosting area wide kiln openings, which morphed into the Annual Celebration of Spring. This year's event will be held on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th. My good friend, Lanny Pelletier, will be joining Jane and me in our studio at 1480 Fork Creek Mill Road.

Additionally, Carolina Bronze will be celebrating the 5th Annual International Sculpture Day on Saturday the 27th at their new space in the historic Luck's Cannery on Hwy 705. A beer truck and food truck will be onsite.

For more info about the participating potters in this year's event please visit

We will be open rain or shine, 10:00 – 5:00 both days. Come join us for light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you.

Tom and Jane

PS: Any reply should be made to

old teapots, new teapots?

Teapots, to me, take a particular type of focus; all the stars and moons have to be in the right alignment :-)

I haven’t made many teapots since the 90’s but think the time has come to give them another shot.

The pics above are from teapots I made around ‘94-’98.

no 3 for 2019

Just unloaded my 3rd. firing for this year, and am pleased with the results.

segue kiln firing-out with the old-in with the new

I spent New Year’s Eve firing Little Bertha and January 2nd unloading all the fired pots. This was the 5th time I fired the kiln and it was by far the best. It still has some bugs, but then every new kiln takes time to figure out. I’m looking forward to the quicker turnarounds this smaller kiln offers. BTW, all the little cups are either test glazes or old glazes I have yet to document. It was a very successful firing overall, and the tests provided new insight.