Out of the Ashes
Feel the Heat Ellington fires 400 to 600 pots in his wood-burning groundhog kiln three times a year. Each firing takes up to 18 hours.
heritage in hand Ellington (left) is carrying on an art form that found its real strength in the distinct stoneware clay of the Catawba Valley.
Cultures collide Catawba Valley pottery came about when German settlers crafted their traditional forms with a new twist—an alkaline glaze formula imported from China.