Avery pottery and Tileworks along with exceptionally hand crafted pottery. Also offers a series of finely handcrafted art tile, Influenced by the architectural elements found on early twentieth-century terra cotta buildings and the Art Nouveau period. The ceramic art tiles are for use as accent pieces or as one-of-a-kind custom installations.
Blaine M. Avery, is the creator and designer of all works produced at avery Pottery and Tileworks. Care and attention to detail is first and foremost on my mind when I sit down to work everyday day. I take pride in what I do, how I do it and the materials that go into it. Design and function go hand in hand and is never sacrificed. I would never make sell nor put out in my shop anything that dose not meet my high standards. If I wouldn't want it my home I wouldn't want it in yours.
In todays world Design is an after thought in my world it is what makes me get up in the morning eager to create and bring a little bit of my world into yours. I like to think of the little bit of joy my work brings into peoples homes and lives, it may be a small bowl used everyday, a custom tile installation a mug or a large hanging Platter
Blaine's work has been exhibited nationally in several solo and group gallery exhibitions exhibitions, like the "Strictly Functional National" in Lancaster Pennsylvania, NC State Craft Center's "From These Hands" in Raleigh, NC. His work can be seen in publications such as Ceramics Monthly and Lark Books' 500 Bowls and Ceramics for Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes & Firing. Along with private and corporate collections, his work is included in the permanent collection of the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.
Blaine has been a studio potter since 1991. He took a position apprenticing with Sid Oakley at Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor, NC. After a year under Sid's direction, Blaine stayed on at Cedar Creek, renting studio space as a resident artist, and selling his work through the gallery, along with other galleries throughout the southeast.
In 2002, Blaine moved to Seagrove, NC to open his own retail gallery and studio, Avery Pottery & Tileworks. Today, Blaine sells his work primarily through his gallery, through select craft galleries and fine craft shows.
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