East Fork Pottery

11 Apr

Alex Matisse makes beautiful, beautiful wood fired pottery at his new place in Marshall, North Carolina, East Fork Pottery. I met Alex during college at Guilford, and shortly after he began a pottery apprenticeship with Matt Jones, overlapping with my Alex for a couple of months. The two Guilford pottery Alexs lived in a cabin in the mountains of Leicester together, making pots, watching movies and playing a whole lot of Grand Theft Auto (0r some car video game I can’t remember the name of).  I have many happy memories of this brief time in our history. Alex moved away for a while and is now back in the area with his lovely lady Connie, and we are thrilled that they are calling the North Carolina mountains home for now.

Alex and Connie contacted me about printing greeting cards for their business, which announce their first kiln opening.  Everyone in the area should do themselves a favor and attend. The land, kiln, pottery and people are all just lovely.

Here are some pictures of the card:

Alex, James Croonenberghs and and I helped out for the midnight shift of the first firing in the new kiln. I haven’t gotten to check out the pots from this firing yet, but I’m sure they’re just stunning.

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