forkmountainpottery

Distinctive pottery by Suze Lindsay & Kent McLaughlin

Bakersville, North Carolina

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About forkmountainpottery

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Suze Lindsay and Kent McLaughlin have lived and worked at Fork Mountain Pottery since 1996. Their gallery and studio, nestled in the mountain ridges on the way to Roan Mountain, is 6 miles from downtown Bakersville NC.
Visiting their studio, you will find two distinctive styles of pottery.
Kent works in stoneware and porcelain clays using traditional glazes that include celadons, shinos and iron red. These colors reflect the temperate rain forest where they live. Kent's pots are decorated using a “wax resist” technique with distinctive brushwork. Suze’s stoneware pots subtly suggest figure and character as she manipulates her forms by altering them after they are thrown on the potters wheel. She then stacks and combines parts that are hand-built to create functional forms with personality. Suze decorates her pieces by patterning and painting slips and glazes, then fires them in her salt kiln.
They share a passion for working with their hands, and for making pots for everyday use that are well crafted and a pleasure to use.

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  • Suze Lindsay and Kent McLaughlin

    Maker, Owner

    We make our living selling our pots and supplement that income by teaching workshops. Traveling nationally and internationally to share knowledge about making pots is a teaching and learning experience that is incredibly rewarding.

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