Upcoming Workshops:

Feb. 10: Workshop, Columbia, MD.

Fresh Approaches to Functional Pots: Throwing, Altering, and More.

Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD.

Contact: Christina McCleary, Christina.McCleary@ColumbiaAssociation.org 


A special, one-day only, hands-on workshop.

March 3-4 : Workshop, Sarasota, FL.

Looking Lively, Altering with Freshly Thrown Clay and more...

Carla’s Clay, Sarasota, FL.

Contact: Carla O’Brien, cobrien@carlasclay.com


An in-depth two day hands-on workshop offering exciting and easily utilized methods of altering the forms and surfaces of freshly thrown pots. We will freshen our approach to functional work by working with surface altering techniques, and we will shape pots pots into squares, ovals, and more. Our pots will look like they can get up and dance. Enhancing details like feet and handles will be covered too.

Also on show in Carla’s Gallery will be Gay’s latest work.

Upcoming Shows, Tours, Sales:

Jan. 26- March 25: The Soul-Full Cup

Rivers Studio and Gallery, Harpers Ferry, WV.


Feb. 22-March 18: Whitney Center for the Arts Gallery

at Sheridan College, WY. 

Wood, Soda, Salt: Atmospheric Dynamics

Co-curators: Elaine Henry & Rod Dugal


March 16-18: American Craft Council Show, Atlanta


April 28 & 29:   Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

I’m honored to be Tom White’s guest artist this spring!



May 4 & 5: Worcester Center for Craft

Pottery Invitational IX Show and Sale Benefit


June 1-3: STUDIO TOUR, sponsored by Toe River Arts Council.

Visit my studio! 10-5 each day, right here in Bakersville, NC.


Find everything from big-time bargains to elegant, gallery-quality porcelain pottery. Joining me again will be Sarah Holt with her beautiful functional pots. We're looking forward to visiting with many friends old and new! We'll be serving light refreshments.

Google Maps Link and More info: sponsored by our Toe River Arts Council 

Stay tuned for updates, more to come!

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Spruce Pine Potters Market

Find me and nationally known, local clay artists there annually the second weekend of October.

Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine contemporary craft, Bakersville, NC.

Find me often and my work always, and the best local craft artwork and artists in the area. We are unique; artist members own and operate Mica. Come in and visit with us.