PAUL BORIAN Paul Borian established his pottery studio in 2001 on a community farm in Falmouth, KY. Paul built most of his studio from scrap metals and surplus transmission components in an adventure in recycling and improvisation. He produces his own stoneware clay body that was engineered to withstand thermal shock and endure every day use, and is ideal for baking. His glazes make use of locally gathered materials such as surface clays and wood ash. The kiln is fired with a customized burner system powered by waste vegetable oil reclaimed from the food industry. This pottery is a reflection of a pioneering lifestyle based on traditional values that incorporates 21st century innovation. Designed for the art of giving, it makes a unique and memorable gift intended to serve for a lifetime.
LOUIS and CHRISTINE COLOMBARINI Over thirty five years ago in middle Tennessee, Louis and Christine began to collaborate in the creation of clay vessels and sculptured forms. Bringing the simplicity of clay to life with perfect form, texture, and color has become an infinite challenge. Wearing the many hats of artist, potter, designer, sculptor, and chemist, the artists strive for excellence and celebrate the success of an aesthetically pleasing ceramic piece. The Colombarini’s current cosmic exploration involves two highly specialized directions—– Neo-Primitive Sawdust and Primitive Pit-Fired Clayworks.
FLAMBEAUX ART POTTERY Crystalline glazed Flambeaux Art Pottery is the fusion of creative forces, and very close friends, Bill Campbell and Kent Follette.
VICKI GILL North Carolina potter, Vicki Gill, make individual pieces of work to be used and to celebrate the everyday joys of living with handcrafted pottery and artwork. Vicki is inspired by nature and art of the Far East and uses these themes in her work. Texture is important because she feel her artwork is made to be felt, picked up and explored in the hand.
COURTNEY LONG Courtney Long is a potter and teacher living in the North Carolina foothills and specializes in functional and decorative stoneware and porcelain.
JOEY SHEEHAN North Carolina potter Joey Sheehan states, “my functional stoneware is a product of my personal experiences and the surroundings in which they have occurred. Nature is beautiful, inspiring and unpredictable. I strive to give these same traits to my pots. My work is a reflection of the immense possibilities brought forth to our reckoning in nature and in life.”