Paige Puckett Pottery is the creative home of Paige Puckett. Her specialty is functional, wheel-thrown ceramics. All of Paige’s pieces are food, oven, and dishwasher safe, and her designs balance elegance and strength — art that can withstand the demands of everyday life.
When did you realize that you had a creative calling to fulfill? I’ve been creating as long as I can remember — from the failed projects (doggy flip flops and construction paper wings) to the successes (a fragmented self-portrait in AP art where I made faces in the mirror for several days). Other than writing introspective and severely depressing poetry, I mostly abandoned artistic pursuits in engineering undergrad, but pottery found me in grad school. During that first class, I realized that this was not something I was going to be able to walk away from.
Where do you like to go when you want to get away from it all? I have two boys. There are untold pieces that have been stabbed and smooshed by stolen tools and curious hands. I retreat to the bathtub or the garden — the garden plants tend to be a little more resilient than the pots.
Be sure to stop by Paige’s table at The Handmade Market on Saturday, November 10 — in addition to her beautiful vases, plates, platters, and bowls, she will also have prints and cards featuring some of her nature photography!