Little Dog Pottery
functional and decorative pottery
When I work with clay, I am reminded of my connection to the earth. When I work with clay, I feel free to form whatever I can imagine. I take pleasure in thinking of my finished pieces being held in human hands, used and enjoyed, perhaps even long after I have left this earth.
Jan is originally from Raleigh, NC where she received a degree in biology from NCSU. She moved to Greensboro, and after a long career as a science teacher there, she moved to coastal North Carolina and continued to teach until retirement. While teaching at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, she discovered the pottery classes that were offered there. Beginning in hand-built pottery, then continuing on to wheel-throwing, she studied with a local potter, Scott Haines, in Morehead City. A return to the Piedmont in 2001 brought the opportunity to create her own studio and to continue learning new pottery skills. Then, for 7 years, she taught pottery classes at Alamance Community College in Burlington. She now resides in Gibsonville with her "little dog", Jessie. Jan’s functional and decorative pottery pieces are inspired by the natural forms and colors that surround the area.