Using a handmade object feels so good, who can go back to drinking out of a mass produced mug once they have used one made by hand? With that in mind, I love adding details that make my pottery fit the human hand. A thumb indent and a folded down lip are simple alterations to a thrown form, but to me they give the piece the feeling that it was meant to be used. All my functional pots start out with an initial firing called a bisque, then they are finished with a glaze firing that is either cone 6 electric oxidation or cone 10 gas reduction.
Mark of the Potter has been a destination in north Georgia for 45 years. Located in an old grist mill on the Soque River, it carries the work of over 30 potters. Ester is one of the Resident potters there and they always have a large selection of her gas fired functional work. A potter demonstrates every weekend at Mark of the Potter in Clarkesville GA. You can find Ester there: 2017 Schedule: February 4-5 February 18-19 March 4-5 March 18-19 April 1-2 April 8-9 April 22-23 April 29-30 May 13-14 May 27-28 June 10-11 June 24-25 July 22-23 August 5-6 August 19-20 September 2-3 September 16-17 September 30-October 1 October 28-29 November 11-12 November 25-26 December 23-24
These dates are subject to change.
Located in Historic Lakemont Village, at Lake Rabun, three miles from Tallulah Gorge, Lake Rabun Trading Co is housed in a beautifully restored building from the early 1900's. Come in for a truly “unique” shopping experience - give and give back from our collection of handmade, vintage, fair trade, and contemporary goods. And be sure to visit our book house, the Lakemont library. Lake Rabun Trading Company carries Ester's functional electric fired pottery, items for the home and kitchen.