EarthenFirePottery

Affordable Eco Friendly Handmade Pottery from NC

Aberdeen, North Carolina
4,684 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    We are very happy that you have found Nichols Pottery on Etsy. We have been making hand made, wheel thrown pottery in the Seagrove, NC area for over 30 years. Much of making pottery can only be learned through trial and error and we are very proud of the quality, beauty and functionality we are able to consistently produce thanks to that long learning curve. We are a small, family run company that makes each piece on the wheel from a lump of clay. There are no short cuts. It is wonderful to hear from so many pottery people and people who are new to pottery. We think it is an art form that can be enjoyed and used every day and feel blessed to be able to share our work with so many. We only recently decided it might be interesting to share just how many steps go into making a mug. Thought it might be interesting:

Steps to Make a Nichols Pottery Mug

1, Process Clay through the mixer
2, Run Clay through the Pug Mill for de airing
3, Measure Clay to desired weight
4, Turn Clay on wheel into desired shapes
5, Let Clay harden until ready to apply handles
6, Shape and then attach handles
7, Let piece dry until completely dry
8, Hand sign and sand pottery
9, Load greenware into kiln and "candle" for 24 hours
10, Let cool for 24 hours then remove bisqueware from kiln
11, Wax bottom of pots to keep glaze from adhering to it and prevent sticking to shelves
12, Blow pottery off with air hose to remove dust from pot
13, Apply glaze that is made from a recipe developed over much time and test
14, Let glaze dry overnight
15, Clean bottom of pots to remove any glaze that may have stuck to bottom
16, Correct any imperfections such as tong marks, or pin holes
17, Carefully load pottery into kiln for firing
18, Fire kiln to desired temperature
19, After cooling slowly for 2 days carefully remove pottery from kiln
20, Stone off bottom of each piece
21. Clean, Box and Ship to one of our amazing customers

Care & Use: This pottery is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.
Pottery should never be placed on direct heat, under a broiler, over direct flame or on the stovetop.
Avoid extreme temperature changes when using pottery. Start pottery in a cold oven when baking.
Let cold pottery warm up if its been in a cold refrigerator, before heating in the microwave. Do not set hot pottery on cold countertops.

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Last updated on Jun 30, 2021

We are very happy that you have found Nichols Pottery on Etsy. We have been making hand made, wheel thrown pottery in the Seagrove, NC area for over 30 years. Much of making pottery can only be learned through trial and error and we are very proud of the quality, beauty and functionality we are able to consistently produce thanks to that long learning curve. We are a small, family run company that makes each piece on the wheel from a lump of clay. There are no short cuts. It is wonderful to hear from so many pottery people and people who are new to pottery. We think it is an art form that can be enjoyed and used every day and feel blessed to be able to share our work with so many. We only recently decided it might be interesting to share just how many steps go into making a mug. Thought it might be interesting:

Steps to Make a Nichols Pottery Mug

1, Process Clay through the mixer
2, Run Clay through the Pug Mill for de airing
3, Measure Clay to desired weight
4, Turn Clay on wheel into desired shapes
5, Let Clay harden until ready to apply handles
6, Shape and then attach handles
7, Let piece dry until completely dry
8, Hand sign and sand pottery
9, Load greenware into kiln and "candle" for 24 hours
10, Let cool for 24 hours then remove bisqueware from kiln
11, Wax bottom of pots to keep glaze from adhering to it and prevent sticking to shelves
12, Blow pottery off with air hose to remove dust from pot
13, Apply glaze that is made from a recipe developed over much time and test
14, Let glaze dry overnight
15, Clean bottom of pots to remove any glaze that may have stuck to bottom
16, Correct any imperfections such as tong marks, or pin holes
17, Carefully load pottery into kiln for firing
18, Fire kiln to desired temperature
19, After cooling slowly for 2 days carefully remove pottery from kiln
20, Stone off bottom of each piece
21. Clean, Box and Ship to one of our amazing customers

Care & Use: This pottery is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.
Pottery should never be placed on direct heat, under a broiler, over direct flame or on the stovetop.
Avoid extreme temperature changes when using pottery. Start pottery in a cold oven when baking.
Let cold pottery warm up if its been in a cold refrigerator, before heating in the microwave. Do not set hot pottery on cold countertops.

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Sales 4,684
On Etsy since 2019
Video summary: Tommy throwing a pot. He is so good he makes it look easy. But its not!

Nichols Pottery Sets the Standard for Everyday Pottery in Seagrove NC

Gary began throwing pots nearly 30 years ago under the tutelage of one of Seagrove's great old potters. Over time he has perfected his craft to create and produce the very popular and meaningful Biblical Women Series of Pottery and the Civil War Cup. The Civil War Cup is a replica of an actual design used during the war that may just be the most often used piece of pottery you will ever buy. Nichols Pottery also produces some of the finest and most comfortable hand made wheel thrown coffee and 18 ounce tea (beer) mugs you could ever find. Each and every piece produced by Nichols pottery for over 30 years has been hand signed Nichols Pottery, initialed by the potter with the year of manufacture and "God Bless You" written on the bottom.

Shop members

  • Garry Nichols

    Owner, Potter

    I have been making handmade, wheel thrown pottery that is affordable and fit for everyday use or to decorate your home for almost 30 years. Each piece of Nichols Pottery will have "God Bless You" , NC, and my initials or those of my son Tommy on it.

  • Rebecca Nichols

    Owner, Assistant

    I help Garry with many aspects of running the shop, home and grand kids. We are proud to make pottery in an environmentally safe and Eco Friendly manner as is possible. Even our shipping now uses Bio Safe materials .

  • Tommy Nichols

    Potter, Owner

    We are a family owned business and I am proud to work with my mother and father in producing some of the finest wheel thrown, unique pottery found in North Carolina.

  • Heather

    Photographer, Customer Service, Shipper

    I've loved pottery for over 20 years and love being able to work with Gary, Rebecca and Tommy to help any way I can to share this wonderful pottery with others

  • Riley Nichols

    Assistant

    Riley, Tommy's son, has grown up in and around the shop. He has lived with the whole process of making pots from a very young age and is now getting more involved working in the shop when he isn't busy at school.

Production partners

  • Gary Nichols

    Eagle Springs, NC

    Gary Nichols of Nichols Pottery is one of the most popular and respected potters in Seagrove NC. Gary and his family have been making high quality, handmade, wheel thrown pottery for 30 years. Nichols Pottery is best known for their classic functional pottery for everyday use.

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