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Potter Charley Pritchard
Raised in Richmond, Virginia, Charley Pritchard began his pottery making career in North Carolina. His interest in clay developed as a student at North Carolina State University. After naturally "taking to the wheel" in an elective course, he soon found himself traveling on weekends to visit the old time potteries of the red clay country of Seagrove, North Carolina. It was in the 200 year old pottery making tradition of this area that Charley found his calling. After changing his degree to reflect this interest in the traditional southeastern folk potteries of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, he became the first apprentice of internationally acclaimed, British born potter Mark Hewitt of Pittsboro, North Carolina ("fired with finesse": Smithsonian, October, 1998). Following this two and a half year apprenticeship, he continued his training as a journeyman potter with the Owens family and with other well known pottery making families in Seagrove and in western North Carolina. A love of the southwest eventually brought him to Texas, where he and his wife Holly established their pottery studio and gallery in the historic Luling icehouse in the spring of 2000.
1115 East Davis Street
Luling, TX 78648
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5.