Little Mountain Pottery reception at Tryon Gallery Trot

Published 8:23 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vines & Stuff gift shop in Tryon will celebrate its 18th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a reception for Claude and Elaine Graves of Little Mountain Pottery as

Detail from “Noah’s Ark,’ by Elaine Graves. (photo submitted by Vines & Stuff)

part of the ongoing Tryon Gallery Trot.
Little Mountain Pottery has been seen at Vines & Stuff since its early years. Claude and Elaine’s work has progressed from the well-known “blue vines” pattern, among others, to the recent addition of redware pottery with its bright and vibrant yellows, blues and greens. Claude said redware is pottery made of red clay with a high iron content and fired to a relatively low temperature, which enables these bright colors.
Examples of many of Little Mountain Pottery’s different styles will be included in the exhibit, as well as some special examples of the couple’s folk art pottery sculptures. The Graves have been local potters in Polk County since 1973 and are also well-known musicians.
The public is invited to join in the Tryon Gallery Trot festivities at Vines & Stuff from 5-8 p.m. The shop will offer door prizes, raffles and refreshments.
Vines & Stuff is located in the Shops of Tryon building, 112 N. Trade St. in Tryon.
– article submitted
by Vines & Stuff

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