A little about me:
I am proud to say that I recently built a large wood fired kiln in the southern part of Alamance County. Along with my wife, Sarah, I own and operate Curry Wilkinson Pottery. This is our full time jobs and we are happy to be bringing wood fired pottery, along with gas and electric fired, to Alamance County and beyond. We like to incorporate traditional historic Alamance County pottery styles in our decorating designs, while also giving the body of the pot a fresh look that is versatile in many homes. We make pottery that we want you to use every day and treat as a treasured heirloom. This is a big journey for us, running a pottery business, and we feel lucky that each customer who takes home a piece of our work will be with us on it.
Curry began making pottery at a young age, but only recently learned that he could in fact make a career in it. In 2014 he began an apprenticeship with Joseph Sand in Randleman, NC and worked there until 2017 creating a solid foundation on which to continue his pottery career. Curry learned to fire a wood kiln with many potters including Joseph Sand, Mark Hewitt, Daniel Johnston, and Dan Trice, Curry was able to take that knowledge and turn it into his own style and build a wood fired kiln with a lot of hard work and the help of supporters and the Regional Artist Project Grant. For Curry, being able to turn the creamy, pliable clay, so abundant in his home state, into functional art is truly a privilege. Curry and his wife Sarah own and operate Curry Wilkinson Pottery located in Burlington, NC.
Statement of Purpose
Each piece I make is carefully curated to represent a snapshot of the style and firing varieties of my work. I strive to make pieces that complement each other, which speaks to the versatility of pottery and of how one can manipulate styles and colors to nicely blend together and create a completed collection.