Row of pottery

Hand-made in central North Carolina, Falcon Lane Pottery is functional stoneware designed to add delight and grace to ordinary rituals of the home or office. Although I have worked with gas and wood, currently my pots are high-temperature oxidation fired.  Working primarily on the wheel, I enjoy forms that can be altered or thrown in parts and constructed as well as one-piece forms. Slip-trailing, carving, layered glazes and some slab work are all part of Falcon Lane Pottery.

I am drawn to texture that invites touch, colors that engage the eyes, a sense of the substantial, and forms that offer both balance and movement.   When someone uses one of my pots I hope they are encouraged to to experience a moment of slow time in a fast world.

After studying for four years at Cane Creek Pottery, Chapel Hill, NC, I continued my ceramic study at Arrrowmont School for Art and Crafts in Tennessee with Lana Wilson, Nick Joerling, Peter Pinnell, Linda Christianson, Suze Lindsay, Peter Beasecker, Jeff Oestrich and others. A member of Carolina Clay Guild, the Potters Council and a founding member of Alamance Artisans, I have taught at Stone’s Throw Pottery, Burlington, NC, the Alamance County Arts Council and have occasional private master classes. See also HomegrownHandmade.com.

Susan with dogFalcon Lane Pottery has been exhibited at the Duke Eye Center, Alamance County Arts Council, The Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro. NC, the North Carolina Pottery Center in Asheboro, NC, Point of View Gallery in Burlington, NC, The Friday Center- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other invitational and juried shows nationally. My work can be found in private collections throughout the US and in the UK.

Susan Kern