6372 Peniel Road
Tryon, NC

A Unique Cultural Experience Featuring Artists: Claude and Elaine Graves


CONTACT CLAUDE GRAVES AT claude.graves@gmail.com

Claude Graves, recognized in 2007 as a "Traditional Artist" of the Blue Ridge National Heritage
by the North Carolina Folk Art Society

"Capturing North Carolina in Clay and Glaze"

Little Mountain Pottery is a country pottery established by Claude and Elaine Graves in 1973 after a year spent studying and documenting folkpotters in Spain, North Africa, Mexico and the Canary Islands. A turn ofthe century country store building was refurbished by the Graves and it became the pottery's home.

Almost thirty years later the old buildinghouses a showroom and workshop with four kilns where Claude continues to work daily. The natural beauty of the land in the shadow of Little Mountain provides the inspiration for the work produced at the pottery. The goal at the pottery is to "capture North Carolina in clay and glaze"and the colors and seasons of our mountains can all be seen in the finished work.

NEW!! Sculpture

NEW!! Mountain Amber Glaze

NEW!! Traditional Glaze

NEW!! More Sculpture

Kiln Opening 11/19/01

A Friend's Collection

More Pottery by Claude and Elaine Graves

Painting of Little Mountain Studio

Open House Kiln Opening Starts With a Song (Real Video)

19 November 2001 Kiln Opening (Real Video)

Claude Works with Potters in Morocco in 1973


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