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.
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.
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.