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Rob & Beth Moring Mangum
Rob Mangum began making pottery in his parents’ studio in 1975. In 1989, he joined forces with his wife Beth...


60 Garland Drive
Asheville, NC 28804
828 712-0101

Betsy Gray

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Tanners Creek

Media: Clay

I have been drawn to all kinds of handmade pots ever since I can remember. When I pick up a pot I always wonder about the hands that made it and the marks they left. It feels to me like having a conversation with a stranger, who in most cases I will never know. And so I make pots that want to be held and used, to be a part of your everyday life.

I have had many teachers over the years, looked at pots here at home, in Europe, and especially in Japan, where I was invited to make pots for six weeks in 2002. I work in porcelain, painting the surfaces with slips and underglazes. My work is, I think, a reflection and personal interpretation of all those teachers and all those pots I have loved. My work is dishwasher and microwave safe and contains no lead glazes.