AddledHillPottery

Addled Hill Pottery, inspired by the good and simple

Cookeville, Tennessee · 247 Sales

AddledHillPottery

Addled Hill Pottery, inspired by the good and simple

Cookeville, Tennessee 247 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(75)

Announcement   Hello! If you don't see what you were looking for, just contact me. It is likely that I have what you need in the studio or can make it for you.

Holiday schedule:

LAST DAY TO ORDER CUSTOM WORK 🎄 NOVEMBER 20, 2017

LAST TO ORDER FROM THE SHOP FOR DELIVERY BY DEC. 23 🎄 DECEMBER 20

Make yourself at home, browse until your heart is content and feel free to convo me with any questions or wishes. My name is Susan and I run this little pottery stand. I work at my home studio, surrounded by beasts and greenery. You may say that is where my inspiration is pulled, enjoying many hours walking around the farm. All of the pieces are either thrown or in some cases, hand-built, painted with hand mixed slips, carved and glazed with food safe clear glaze by me.

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You will find lots of information about what I have been up to, as well as, pictures of works in progress, the studio and pots in action at the website and facebook page

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Last updated on Nov 7, 2017

Hello! If you don't see what you were looking for, just contact me. It is likely that I have what you need in the studio or can make it for you.

Holiday schedule:

LAST DAY TO ORDER CUSTOM WORK 🎄 NOVEMBER 20, 2017

LAST TO ORDER FROM THE SHOP FOR DELIVERY BY DEC. 23 🎄 DECEMBER 20

Make yourself at home, browse until your heart is content and feel free to convo me with any questions or wishes. My name is Susan and I run this little pottery stand. I work at my home studio, surrounded by beasts and greenery. You may say that is where my inspiration is pulled, enjoying many hours walking around the farm. All of the pieces are either thrown or in some cases, hand-built, painted with hand mixed slips, carved and glazed with food safe clear glaze by me.

the AHP website is waiting for you! http://addledhillpottery.com

★SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER http://eepurl.com/cjiqT★

You will find lots of information about what I have been up to, as well as, pictures of works in progress, the studio and pots in action at the website and facebook page

Susan Moore Stone

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Susan Moore Stone

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    About

    The Addled Hill Pottery story

    Brief History
    Since I was a small child, I have wanted to get my hands dirty. Santa would receive a letter from me each year requesting a pottery wheel. As I grew older, the desire dwindled until I took my first ceramics class in college, at The Appalachian Center for Crafts. I was then torn between clay and graphic design. Clay won this round and I earned my B.F.A in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics (I ended up studying graphic design later. The two still compete for my time).

    The Process
    I start with white stoneware. I weigh out the clay and wedge each piece in preparation for throwing them on the potter's wheel. With the exception of a few slab plates I make, all my work is thrown. Once the piece is thrown, I allow them to stiffen up enough to handle. I trim the bottoms, add handles if necessary, and let them dry a little more. The real fun is next, deciding what design to paint on each piece. I use hand-mixed slips, basically a liquid clay with colorants, and paint my designs on the pots. I do not use stencils, stamps or decals. Each piece is hand painted, one at a time. I like it this way. It gives me a direct connection to every pot. Now the pots are painted, let it stiffen a little more, then carve the outline. To me, this is where their personality shines. The carving really bring out the quirky character of the piece, making each one unique. After the carving, they dry completely. I fire them first in a bisque firing. The kiln will reach about 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Then I glaze them in my hand-mixed, food safe, clear glaze, fire them again to about 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. The kiln cools for 24-48 hours. Once its cool, I can unload the pots.

    The Name
    Many years ago my parents bought a piece of property in Tennessee, sight unseen, while living out West. They always knew they wanted to get back to Tennessee. My mom had a wicked sense of humor and thought it perfectly appropriate to name this piece of land Addled Hill Farm, a more charming version of the funny farm. With rolling hills, beautiful trees, small rock outcrops, a spring and pond, barns, old sheds, lovely flower gardens, a bountiful orchard and vegetable garden, a house my parents built, it has been home to me for a long time, when I’ve lived there and when I’ve been away. When I visit, I walk around the place with the dogs, absorbing the sunshine and fresh air, center my thoughts and soak in inspiration. I think it only natural that I name the studio after a place so dear to me.

    My Studio
    My studio is in my home, with loads of light. I love being able to work and have visitors, mostly of the 4-legged persuasion stop by, although the 2-legged husband stops in from time to time, too. I have a pottery wheel, kiln and all the fixings to go along with it. And with this studio, I have an entrance to the outside. I can open the studio to guests without worrying about what the rest of the house looks like. ahhhh!

    The Birds
    Mom fed the birds in the backyard. She taught me which was a chickadee and which was a towhee, which were everyday visitors and which were special guests. When she passed away in 2006 someone told me about a Native American belief that when a person dies their soul enters a bird. Since then I often notice a beautiful bird lingering a little longer on the fence post or perched over the spring. The birds have become a constant in my daily life and ultimately found their way onto my pots. They are my symbol for life and joy.

    And me in a nutshell
    I’m a potter (designer/wife/daughter/sister/aunt/mother to critters) who loves design, gardening, being outside, making and baking things and football. I love laughing and being silly. I find humor in ridiculous and sometimes inappropriate things. The simple makes me the happiest and I am a pretty laid back individual.

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    • Susan Stone

      Owner, Maker, Designer

      I’m a potter and designer. When I'm not creating new work in the studio, you may find me at the office working as a graphic and web designer or outside enjoying the great outdoors.

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