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A note from Sharon Leyden and Suanne Buck:

Little did we know when in 1983 we were asked to be in charge of the crafts for our daughters’ Brownie Scout troop that we were forging a relationship that would develop into a 25+ year partnership. Both of us had young children and teens at home at the time, so a small business that allowed flexibility in our schedules for family time was a perfect choice. Ceramics was a common interest so we began to explore working with clay. Twenty-seven years later, our young children replaced with grandchildren, we still enjoy working together creating beautiful products out of clay.

Located North of Atlanta, we first started our work with a type of red terra cotta clay that is mined in Georgia. This clay was perfect for the country craft look that was popular at that time. As the years…

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  • Joined April 19, 2009

About

A note from Sharon Leyden and Suanne Buck:

Little did we know when in 1983 we were asked to be in charge of the crafts for our daughters’ Brownie Scout troop that we were forging a relationship that would develop into a 25+ year partnership. Both of us had young children and teens at home at the time, so a small business that allowed flexibility in our schedules for family time was a perfect choice. Ceramics was a common interest so we began to explore working with clay. Twenty-seven years later, our young children replaced with grandchildren, we still enjoy working together creating beautiful products out of clay.

Located North of Atlanta, we first started our work with a type of red terra cotta clay that is mined in Georgia. This clay was perfect for the country craft look that was popular at that time. As the years have passed our work has expanded to include many more clays and glazes. We now work with porcelain and stoneware as well as our original Georgia terra cotta to produce a variety of unique Christmas ornaments, wedding favors, baskets and containers.

Each piece is designed and handcrafted in our North Georgia workshops. There are many steps used to produce each of our items, but everything begins with a slab of clay. Many of our things require a special mold, generated with the use of a computer graphic, that allows us to duplicate intricate detail, such as names and dates on some of our wedding favors. We still enjoy the challenge of creating new products and designs out of clay.
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