Bill Apelian / The Linden Wood StudioAt the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, Bill Apelian creates heirlooms in wood. Using traditional tools—handsaws,...
Voorhees Pottery at Hand in Hand Gallery
Media: ClayStudio potter in Western North Carolina since 1975 and Guild member in clay since 1979. David creates decorative and functional porcelain pottery using both wheel forming and slab construction and high fires in an electric kiln. David and his wife, jeweler and Guild member Molly Sharp own Hand in Hand Gallery in Flat Rock, NC which represents many other Guild members craft work.
Drawing on a childhood joy of making almost anything with my hands, I knew clay to be my calling the first time I touched it on a turning pottery wheel. My pots evolved slowly as I earned my skills (being mostly self taught) and soon added a painter's touch, my other love and the legacy of my parents, both professional painters. The introduction to porcelain provided a key element in the development of my current body of work, a marriage of classically simple wheel thrown forms, subtle and colorful floral brush decorations, high fired to a luminous finish known only to porcielain. I hope owning my pottery will bring as much joy as I have had creating it.