Dec 12, 2022 | Around the Potter's Wheel Podcast
On this episode of Around the Potter’s Wheel, hosts Mike Fowler, owner of Fowler’s Clay Works, and Fred Hess, Smarketing, sit down with artisan Woods Hippensteal. Woods is a second generation artist and during our conversation with him we discuss the thriving arts and crafts community in Gatlinburg and how it’s evolved over time.
Nov 7, 2022 | Around the Potter's Wheel Podcast
If you’ve ever been to Fowler’s Clay Works odds are you have come across the friendly-face of Ms. Brenda Cotter. Ms. Brenda is a Gatlinburg native and a joy of a human to be around. We sat down with Ms. Brenda to talk about Gatlinburg over the years and how it developed into a thriving arts and crafts area.
Oct 7, 2022 | Around the Potter's Wheel Podcast
In this episode of Around the Potter’s Wheel, Mike talks with Fred Hess about the functionality of his pottery wares made by Fowler’s Clay Works. Plus – there’s a nice surprise!
Sep 1, 2022 | Around the Potter's Wheel Podcast
In this episode of Around the Potter’s Wheel, Mike talks with Fred Chambers, a professional craftsman in East Tennessee. Hear all about his career as a “Smoke Jumper” and more when you take a listen!
Aug 1, 2022 | Around the Potter's Wheel Podcast
In episode 2 of Around the Potter’s Wheel, Mike sits down with Richard Collison, a fellow potter and former owner of Palms Up Pottery of New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Jul 20, 2022 | Around the Potter's Wheel Podcast
In the first episode of Around the Potter’s Wheel, you’ll learn how a music-loving Floridian ended up with his own pottery studio and shop in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains!
Jul 18, 2022 | Around the Potter's Wheel Podcast
We’ve been keeping a secret! And we’re so excited to share it with you — WE STARTED A PODCAST!
This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a while now, and we’re happy to have it come to fruition. It’s called Around the Potter’s Wheel, and each episode we’ll sit down with various makers to talk about their craft. We don’t want to spoil all of it … so here’s a little teaser for you! Episode 1 comes out on Wednesday!
Oct 28, 2021 | Pottery Uses
Unless you’re a high school art teacher, your last experience with making pottery was probably, well, in high school. And if you’re being honest, you probably didn’t appreciate it for what it was back then. Not only was playing around in the clay pure fun, but it was also good for your health! Making ceramics has proven to have numerous health benefits associated with it, including stress reduction, pain relief, and more. Here is a list of 6 health benefits that making pottery can have.
Oct 13, 2021 | Entertaining, Pottery Uses
Fall in the South means SEC Football, and SEC Football means weekend upon weekend of tailgating parties with friends and family September through about the time it gets too chilly to stand outside. And even then, that’s why we have coats and bonfires, right? Tailgate parties can be hosted near a stadium, or by a stream in the Great Smoky Mountains, as long you have the necessary equipment and serve ware, that is. Here is our guide to the top pottery essentials for any tailgate looking to be a total touchdown success.
Jul 8, 2021 | Recipes
A crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s easy to make in your Fowler’s Clay Works Baking Dish.