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Kelly Pottery

Kelly Pottery Kelly pottery specializes in Japanese influenced, utilitarian ceramics. Kelly Pottery has a simple mission: to craft useful and beautiful ceramic objects that are equally at home on the table and the mantle.

Each piece is designed, thrown, etched, glazed, and fired by potter Steve Kelly. After studying pottery in Montana, a region rich in ceramic tradition, Kelly apprenticed with a master potter in the hills of Virginia, where, in keeping with the ethos of traditional Asian ceramics, he spent thousands of hours creating vessels that both honor the humble nature of clay and transcend it. Kelly, who is

Each piece is designed, thrown, etched, glazed, and fired by potter Steve Kelly. After studying pottery in Montana, a region rich in ceramic tradition, Kelly apprenticed with a master potter in the hills of Virginia, where, in keeping with the ethos of traditional Asian ceramics, he spent thousands of hours creating vessels that both honor the humble nature of clay and transcend it. Kelly, who is

Small Bowl #ceramics #clay #pottery #bowl #stoneware
04/29/2022

Small Bowl #ceramics #clay #pottery #bowl #stoneware

Small Bowl #ceramics #pottery #clay #color #stonewareceramics
04/29/2022

Small Bowl #ceramics #pottery #clay #color #stonewareceramics

Large vase #pottery #ceramics #clay #vase
04/29/2022

Large vase #pottery #ceramics #clay #vase

Just a few of the new mugs fresh out of the kiln for tomorrow’s art sale at @camartmuseum Come to the CAM tomorrow for H...
04/29/2022

Just a few of the new mugs fresh out of the kiln for tomorrow’s art sale at @camartmuseum Come to the CAM tomorrow for Humble Jumble. 36 local artists all selling work under one roof. #artsale #pottery #clay #humblejumble #cameronartmuseum #localart

Mark your calendars folks. This Saturday I’ll be slinging my wares at the @camartmuseum Come buy a Mother’s Day gift or ...
04/26/2022

Mark your calendars folks. This Saturday I’ll be slinging my wares at the @camartmuseum Come buy a Mother’s Day gift or a new addition to your collection at this excellent arts event. There will be a wide range of local artists and craftspeople. #humblejumble #ceramics #pottery #localart #localartists #artsale #craftfair

A couple sweet little canisters from my one-piece lidded form demonstrations. #ceramics #pottery #demo #clay #liddedjar ...
04/14/2022

A couple sweet little canisters from my one-piece lidded form demonstrations. #ceramics #pottery #demo #clay #liddedjar #canister

Mug Day #mugs #ceramics #pottery #orders #clay
04/10/2022

Mug Day #mugs #ceramics #pottery #orders #clay

Maud and I were just in Tuscany in March and I took some time to research for my 2023 workshop at @lameridianaceramics ....
04/09/2022

Maud and I were just in Tuscany in March and I took some time to research for my 2023 workshop at @lameridianaceramics . One of the places I would love to take my students is The Bargello in Florence. This former medieval palace was built in 1255 to house the Capitano del popolo. (The Captain of the People) It was something like the White House but with barracks, a prison, and the usual dark history of a medieval government building. Today however, it houses one of the most important collections of Della Robbia’s on earth. This Renaissance Master Ceramicist and his Apprentices created breathtaking religious sculptures out majolica glazed terracotta. They are completely mind-blowing and inspiring. We will be exploring surfaces, textures, glaze techniques and where to look for inspiration past and present. This should be a good field trip to tick all those boxes. Click the link in my bio for info about the workshop #ceramics #clay #medieval #renniassance #dellarobbia #majolica #tuscany #florence #cultivatingvoice2023 #firenze #italia #tuscana #ceramicsworkshop

Two of my favorite words, CERAMICS and TUSCANY! I’m so excited to announce my first international ceramics workshop. I w...
04/06/2022

Two of my favorite words, CERAMICS and TUSCANY! I’m so excited to announce my first international ceramics workshop. I will be leading a group of 10-14 students in a 2-week course designed to develop and strengthen artistic voice. Participants will live on-site at @lameridianaceramics where we will share meals together, make work and explore the inspiration that Tuscany has to offer. (June 2023) Please check out La Meridiana’s website to read about the workshop and sign up before all the slots are gone. lameridiana.fi.it click the link in my bio (pictures from La Meridiana‘s Instagram feed) #workshop #tuscany #italy #clay #ceramics #pottery #museums #hilltowns #artisticdevelopment #claycommunity #ceramiceducation #wine #food #travel

Surface techniques demo #mishima #scraffito #stamping #ceramics #clay #pottery
03/23/2022

Surface techniques demo #mishima #scraffito #stamping #ceramics #clay #pottery

Miles of mugs today. #mugs #pottery #clay #ceramics
02/05/2022

Miles of mugs today. #mugs #pottery #clay #ceramics

Darting demos #pottery #ceramics #clay #cups #darting
01/27/2022

Darting demos #pottery #ceramics #clay #cups #darting

It space heater season. It was 39 degrees in the studio this morning. Gotta keep the pots from freezing. #pottery #ceram...
01/23/2022

It space heater season. It was 39 degrees in the studio this morning. Gotta keep the pots from freezing. #pottery #ceramics #clay #cold #winter

What a wonderful day! A BIG thanks to everyone who came out today to the Studio Sale. It was a great success. I so appre...
12/18/2021

What a wonderful day! A BIG thanks to everyone who came out today to the Studio Sale. It was a great success. I so appreciate all of my customers/friends. Have a wonderful holiday and here’s to a beautiful 2022. #holidaysale #pottery #clay #ceramics #localart

12/18/2021

Tomorrow 10am to 4pm come visit Kelly Pottery. 75 DEGREES!
Cold Beer, Hot Cider and Cool Pots. #shoplocal #supportlocalartists #ceramics #pottery #clay

I cleaned the studio just for YOU! Come by and have a drink and see where the magic happens. I’ll be slinging pots all d...
12/16/2021

I cleaned the studio just for YOU! Come by and have a drink and see where the magic happens. I’ll be slinging pots all day Saturday. 10-4 5463 Eastwind Road, Wilmington. Great deals, new work, cookies, cider, beer and good cheer! Love to see you there! #ceramics #pottery #clay #gifts #holidaysale #studioopenhouse

✨SHINY!✨ I spent the weekend getting my bling on. Come find you treasure Saturday, December 18th 10-4 #bling #mugs #clay...
12/12/2021

✨SHINY!✨ I spent the weekend getting my bling on. Come find you treasure Saturday, December 18th 10-4 #bling #mugs #clay #porcelain #luster #gifts #mugs #gold

These new tea bowls will be available next weekend at my Annual Holiday Studio Sale 10-4pm. #holidaysale #ceramics #chaw...
12/12/2021

These new tea bowls will be available next weekend at my Annual Holiday Studio Sale 10-4pm. #holidaysale #ceramics #chawan #tea #clay #locallymade #buylocal #gifts

Mark your calendars folks! Lots of great work fresh out of the kiln and some awesome clearance deals. Come see where the...
12/07/2021

Mark your calendars folks! Lots of great work fresh out of the kiln and some awesome clearance deals. Come see where the magic happens 🪄#potterysale #ceramics #holidaysale #pottery #clay #locallymade #notamazon

12/06/2021

Holiday Studio Sale!!!! Saturday, December 18th (10am-4pm) Cider, Beer, Wine, Friends and lots of good Cheer. Address and flyer to follow. #pottery #clay #ceramics #localgifts #supportartisans

Here until 4pm. Come down! #pottery #localart #clay #ceramics
12/04/2021

Here until 4pm. Come down! #pottery #localart #clay #ceramics

Chawans  #tea #pottery #teabowls #chawan #clay #wabisabi
12/03/2021

Chawans #tea #pottery #teabowls #chawan #clay #wabisabi

NO FILTERS! New work fresh out of the kiln. Come downtown tomorrow for the OSP holiday sale. 120 S. 2nd 10-4pm #pottery ...
12/03/2021

NO FILTERS! New work fresh out of the kiln. Come downtown tomorrow for the OSP holiday sale. 120 S. 2nd 10-4pm #pottery #clay #color #cups #yunomi #mugs

This Saturday come see all the beautiful work created by @orangestreetpottery students and instructors. We’ll be open 10...
12/02/2021

This Saturday come see all the beautiful work created by @orangestreetpottery students and instructors. We’ll be open 10am-4pm. I’m unloading a new kiln tonight so be the first to get your hands on these new pots. #pottery #ceramics #clay #localartists #holidayshow #gifts

Still some beautiful bowls and other great holiday gifts. Come on down! 2 hours left. #pottery #localart #clay #ceramics...
11/07/2021

Still some beautiful bowls and other great holiday gifts. Come on down! 2 hours left. #pottery #localart #clay #ceramics #gifts

WILMINGTONIANS! Here until 4pm today. So much new work. Come visit! 2nd and Orange street #pottery #clay #ceramics #holi...
11/06/2021

WILMINGTONIANS! Here until 4pm today. So much new work. Come visit! 2nd and Orange street #pottery #clay #ceramics #holidayshowandsale2021 #localart

We’re all set up! Come on out folks! We’ve already had a steady stream of visitors. Can’t wait to see ya! #pottery #cera...
11/05/2021

We’re all set up! Come on out folks! We’ve already had a steady stream of visitors. Can’t wait to see ya! #pottery #ceramics #localartist #holidayshowandsale2021

Heading down to set up. Hope to see a lot of friends tonight. #ceramics #holidayshowandsale2021 #clay #pottery #localart...
11/05/2021

Heading down to set up. Hope to see a lot of friends tonight. #ceramics #holidayshowandsale2021 #clay #pottery #localartisans

11/04/2021

Sneak Peek of new colorful work just out. Come on down this weekend to the CCCG Holiday Show & Sale. We’ll be at the Hannah Block Arts Center Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. #pottery #clay #porcelain #locallymade #color #gifts

Last minute glazing for the show this weekend. Taking them across town to fire them at home. Come see some new work Frid...
11/03/2021

Last minute glazing for the show this weekend. Taking them across town to fire them at home. Come see some new work Friday thru Sunday at the Hannah Block Arts Center. Can’t wait to get these out of the kiln. #ceramics #clay #porcelain #pottery #locallymade

Calendars should be marked #localcraft #localart #ceramics #pottery #clay #gifts #holidayshowandsale2021
10/24/2021

Calendars should be marked #localcraft #localart #ceramics #pottery #clay #gifts #holidayshowandsale2021

New Blue #ceramics pottery #clay #porcelain #blue #green
10/12/2021

New Blue #ceramics pottery #clay #porcelain #blue #green

Big Pitcher #pottery #ceramics #clay #color #wateretching #pitcher #jug
10/11/2021

Big Pitcher #pottery #ceramics #clay #color #wateretching #pitcher #jug

Tall bottle #ceramics #clay #porcelain #coyoteunderglaze
10/10/2021

Tall bottle #ceramics #clay #porcelain #coyoteunderglaze

Big Blue Bottle #ceramics #clay #pottery #wateretching
10/10/2021

Big Blue Bottle #ceramics #clay #pottery #wateretching

Address

5463 Eastwind Road
Wilmington, NC
28403

Telephone

(314) 398-3364

Website

kellypottery.com

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I love my beautiful new mug you made! Personally delivered from your mother:)
WE LOVE our new KELLY POTTERY dinnerware. I smile every single time I pull a plate, salad plate or bowl from the cabinet. THANK YOU STEVE. They are so beautiful.
Kiriko is celebrating their first Anniversary. I stopped in and saw your beautiful Kelly Pottery! Portland misses you Steve. kirikomade.com