Ellington Pottery

I live and make pottery in the community of Vale, located in the Catawba Valley region of North Carolina.  Since the early 19th century, this area has been host to a tradition of using local clay to make stoneware pottery coated with a fluid ash glaze of Chinese origin.  The glaze is locally known as the Alkaline glaze.  The pots are fired to high temperature in a large wood burning groundhog kiln.

This unique style of Southern American pottery continues today in the Catawba Valley.  I am fortunate to live where echoes of the past endure to resonate so well with the present.  It is in this way that I continue the local tradition through the ongoing cycle of turning, glazing and firing.

Kim Ellington


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Our Next Sale

Preview Time: 9:00 am
Sale Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sales Preview will be available the week of September 14th


Winter Sale

Preview Time: 9:00 am
Sale Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Potters Market Invitational 2015

Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC  28207


Pottery of the U.S. South:  A Living Tradition

Now through January 3, 2016
Museum of International Folk Art
Sante Fe, New Mexico