Double Diamond Pottery/Melanie Waters
364 Dunwoody Road
Farmville, NC 27828
Waters delights in creating functional pottery. She is
inspired to produce pieces that will stand the test of
time and tradition, becoming beloved family pieces that
are passed from generation to generation. Melanie hopes
her pottery will evoke memories of parents and
grandparents homes. She imagines that her bowls,
pitchers, plates and other pieces presenting favorite
foods surrounded by family, friends, conversation and
laughter. She uses high fire clays and jewel toned
glazes in creating functional and sometimes whimsical
pottery. Each hand-crafted piece of stoneware is wheel
thrown and glazed with lead-free glaze, making the
pottery safe for food, ovens, microwaves and
Waters' pottery education is Bi-coastal. She first
learned to throw pottery while in high school in
California. Her family moved to Virginia during her high
school years, where she continued her pottery education.
From 1996-1998 she studied with Dan Finch (Finch
Pottery) in Bailey. Melanie also studied at the John C.
Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, where she learned
the art of throwing large forms with Leon Nichols. She
considers herself a lifelong student in pursuit of
pottery excellence. Melanie moved to North Carolina in
1976 to raise her family.
Melanie opened her studio in which she works and
teaches. Melanie equally enjoys teaching children and
adults the craft of pottery making. Melanie’s dream is
to have a huge Art Center, where arts & crafts of all
kinds could be taught. It would be a place for young
and young at heart alike, with studios for pottery,
painting, wood, glass and other arts and crafts. In
addition the dream Art Center would have gallery space
for artist and students to sell and exhibit. Hopefully
Melanie’s dream will be realized.
Diamond studio/workshop is open by appointment evenings
and weekends, finished pottery is for sale or come join
a workshop and learn to make your own. Weekly workshops
and private lessons are available. Located just 6 miles
south of Farmville NC, take Highway 258 South, turn
right onto Taylor Rd. then right onto Dunwoody Rd.
You'll see the signs!
Diamond Pottery, Art from the Heart of Eastern NC!
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