Patrick Shields and Janice Hall Shields began studying southern pottery traditions in the early 1990's. Their adventure began innocently enough as a part-time hobby.
Intrigued by the dynastic nature of the art's history, Pat and Janice began visiting North Georgia potters and this led them to an opportunity to try throwing a pot ... they got hooked.
While they have adopted and strive to maintain many of the traditional methods used in the southern cottage pottery industry, they have also gained much knowledge from contemporary potters and have incorporated some modern techniques into their production process.
The end result of their accumulated experience and creativity is functional stoneware and decorative folk art wares that they hope will be a joy to each owner of their work. Each pot is made from native clay, wheel thrown, and individually hand decorated. Glazes are mixed in their shop from raw ingredients using traditional or original recipes and all pots are wood fired by the artists.
|Turquoise Dip Crock
|Black Dip Cooler
|Black One Quart Pitcher