Catawba Valley pottery
2/12/19–I am beginning to move listings from my old website, www.tomturnerporcelain.com to this website.
My old website has served me very well and I want to thank Richard Clem for building that site and maintaining it all these years. This will take some time, lots of copy/paste, but once done everything will be on this site. Thank you for your patience and your support all of these years. tom
Today I have finished posted my Asian pots and 19th century pots for sale. Next I will finish “Other Artists” and then my own.
Last week I posted my Asian pots for sale and today I have started to post 19th Century Stoneware. Please check out the Asian Pottery Collection and keep an eye on the Antique Pottery Collection. Thank you.
Here are 20 photographs of feet and lips that show how Penland and Stone pots were glazed and fired. There are many ways that potters sign pots without signing pots. Potters develop signatures in how they move clay, shape clay, finish the surface, deal with the foot, the lip, mix glaze, glaze, stack, and fire. These photographs […]
William Sr.’s (1742-1815) son John was born on November 29, 1764 in New Castle, Delaware and after some military service under Captain William Moore, John married his daughter Alice B. Moore. Captain Moore was in the expedition against the native Americans under the command of General Rutherford in the Buncombe County Hominy Creek area. Rutherford […]
William Penland(1742-1815), brother of George and Robert, married Annis(Anna) Donnell June 2,1762 in Newcastle, Delaware. According to Wikitree, they had thirteen children and William may have had a second wife Jean ? And a child named William. That would be two sons named William. (I found that the family trees on Wikitree and ancestry.com seldom […]
9/2/16 PENLAND/STONE POTTERY This publication is an update of information on the Stone and Penland Pottery of the Big Cove, Hominy Creek area of Candler, North Carolina that operated possibly from about 1812 until about 1945. It was known as Jugtown and is still on some North Carolina maps as such. Early research was done […]
I bring to this research a life long love of pottery, 55 years of research and development in the Ceramic Arts, 52 years of making pots, over 50 years of teaching pottery, and about 45 years of collecting pottery that ranges from Contemporary Ceramic Art, 19th Century pottery, and Asian pottery all the way back […]
I am adding more pots daily to this website and will continue until the entire collection is on-line. I am currently working on the last pots made here, and then I will add other artists, pots from my collection, antiques, and miscellaneous items. Check back and do ask any questions you might have. Thanks for […]