A House Built for Butter

Written by Courtney on March 23, 2017

My forms are cousins to each other; laid out in buffet style, remind me of a crazy quilt or swatches of time, representing my studio work over the years.  During the winter months, I bake a lot of bread.   The butter dish, placed next to freshly baked yeast rolls and other delicious comfort foods, is another layer to a warming experience.


What’s Ahead…

Written by Courtney on April 24, 2014

Looking forward this spring, I will be an exhibitor at the 5th Annual Joara Pottery Festival, May 16-17th at the Old Armory Building in Morganton, North Carolina. To learn more, go to www.joarapotteryfestival.org.

In the studio, I am creating several deviled egg trays for the festival. In the South, deviled eggs are a staple at all picnics, Sunday dinners, or just because. Everyone has their own way of making them, to vinegar or not to vinegar?, that is the question. For me, vinegar

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New Article in Pottery Making Illustrated

Written by Courtney on April 23, 2014

I am very excited to have a recent article published in Pottery Making Illustrated. A section of the article can also be found on Ceramics Arts Daily. In the article titled, “The Spouted Batter Bowl”, I explain the throwing and hand-building processes used to create one-of-a-kind batter bowls. I blend image and form to produce a complete narrative. My subject matter lately revolves around rabbits. While sitting on my porch, I always catch glimpses of them, running through the yard. They never

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Welcome to Courtney Long Pottery!

Written by Courtney on April 18, 2014

Thank you North Carolina Arts Council for awarding me a Regional Artist Grant. My grant was used to formulate this website so I can stay connected with customers, students, and the pottery community. Thus far, 2014 has been a very busy year in the studio. I had a solo exhibition at Hamilton Williams Gallery, Morganton North Carolina followed up with the Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, Hickory, North Carolina.