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Toe River Arts | Clay

Kim & Pete McWhirter

McWHIRTER POTTERY
139 Red Clay Road
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714
828.675.4559
Open daily
 
 
Since 1963 McWhirter Pottery is the oldest pottery in Yancey County . Kim and Pete McWhirter continue the tradition of craftsmanship begun by his parents over 50 years ago. McWhirter Pottery is known for it’s thin drinking lip and durability and is food and oven safe. Mixing their own clay and non toxic glazes from raw materials, gives a truly unique quality to their work. Their style incorporates both function and art in a wide variety of table ware as well as stand alone decorative and collectable pieces including vases, face jugs. Wheel thrown each piece is signed, dated and hand decorated using sgraffitto, brushwork ,carving, sculpting and other techniques.