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a bit off center


A Bit Off Center is made up of two friends
who collaborate to make functional ceramics.
Both Julie Rogers and Rae Brown began wheel
throwing as a hobby. After working at community
studios for several years, we each bought wheels
and kilns and set up studios in our homes.
We approach our work from an analytical perspective
with attentiveness to details. Together we make
better pots than we could alone and have a lot more fun.



Amanda Outcalt is an artist living and working in Norfolk, VA. Outcalt received her BFA in painting and metalsmithing from East Carolina University in 2008. Operating under the name Out of Print, Outcalt began a printmaking business in 2015 and sells her work internationally. In addition to being a studio artist she is an educator as well, teaching workshops in different mediums toall ages and instructing elementary art for kindergarten through fifth grade artists


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Andrew’s pots are made with many ideas
coming from North Carolina Pottery, both
contemporary and traditional. Made with
an eye for simple, handsome forms, these
pots seek first to fill a function, and second
to do so beautifully. He follows the guidelines
of “form follows function, truth to materials”
in the creation of his work.

Andy denton

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Andy Denton is a figurative sculptor whose
processes include cast and welded metal to
ceramics and pottery. He is currently an Artist-In-Resident at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida for their 2016-17 season. Andy earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA from East Carolina University. His artwork is now exhibited in North Carolina, Michigan, Indiana, and in Florida.




Angel is a full-time Realtor and a part-time Photographer. She loves to take pictures and explore new places. She stays very busy but photography is her escape and keeps her going.




Anna Small is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in textiles. Her work is inspired by biodiversity and culture. Through different shibori techniques, surface design, and screen printing she focuses on creating bold colorful wearables and wall hangings to showcase her wildlife obsessions, color theory, and knowledge of art history. Anna’s long term goal is to run her own textile boutique selling home accessories and garments. She is currently working full-time at her art studio at Art 105 and is in the smART program in Kinston, NC. Anna’s work has also been exhibited both locally and regionally.

ashlyn hall 

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Ashlyn is a ceramic artist currently residing in New Bern, North Carolina and an alumna of East Carolina University. Her body of work is sculptural, with North Carolina animals comprising the majority of her pieces. She has a great love of biology and tries to encompass some of those elements into her work. She is always exploring new techniques and methods to create unique and personable art.


bj smith


BJ started at East Carolina University as a fine arts major, but soon changed to marketing to follow his dream to create designs for a big ad agency. After spending 20 years in the web design industry and teaching himself essential graphic design software, BJ now creates his art using the skills he learned creating stencils along with his graphic design knowledge. 

brandon cordrey

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Brandon Cordrey received his BFA from East Carolina University. He is a studio artist working mainly in mixed media collage in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also manages Flanders Gallery, is the administrative and programming assistant for Arts Access Inc., and teaches painting and drawing at the Pullen Arts Center.


Brenda hughes


Brenda spends her time creating cigar box journals. Each journal is created with love in her home studio and offers wonderful writing papers surrounded by beautifully colored specialty papers, within unique cigar box covers. She offers the journals as a way to honor and celebrate as well as to “write” your own passage.

Brett beasley


Beasley makes wheel thrown utilitarian pottery
intended for everyday use. He also makes  one-of-a-kind ceramic sculptures. Earning a Master of Fine Art degree from East Carolina  University, Beasley is currently a full time studio artist located in Ames, Iowa. Brett has assisted top-ranked, professional artists such as Ayumi Horie, Justin Rothshank,  Steve Loucks and Lynnette Hesser at various nationally recognized craft schools. He has been an active member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) since 2011 and attends the annual conference. Beasley exhibits his artwork at both the national and regional level.


carolyn buss


Carolyn hails from Seattle, WA, but relocated to Greenville, NC in order to experience a different pace of life, and to attend ECU's MFA in Metal Design program. She attended Central Washington University and graduated in 2012 with her BFA in Studio Art. She has worked as an arts administrator and jewelry lab technician
within Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. Carolyn currently is a graduate teaching assistant; she has taught Enameling 1 & 2 at ECU.

catherine spruill


Catherine is a native to Falkland, North Carolina, receiving her BFA in Painting from East Carolina University in 1979. She has made Greenville home for 30 years and is employed as a graphic artist at East Carolina. Catherine works mainly in watercolor, but enjoys other media as well. Combining her love of nature and gardening, she studies those plants and animals that inhabit the world and draws inspiration from her own backyard.


catherine walker


Catherine’s images are made to be visually compelling. Each work presents the viewer with an aesthetic unity. Her subject matter is drawn from her life experiences and she paints objects collected and treasured by people from both her past and her present. Catherine aims to present the viewer with something unique but not inaccessible, something elegant and interesting that has a lasting visual appeal.

charity hall


Charity Hall graduated with her MFA from
East Carolina University and is currently living in Tucson, Arizona. She is working as a studio artist and also teaches metalworking and enameling classes at the local community college. She currently works with an insect subject matter in the form of metal and enamel.

chip shackleford


 Chip was raised in rural Eastern North Carolina. His art is a fusion of mixed media and Outsider Art. The colorful pieces blend into a colorful pallette. The way he feels about his art is, “What does it do for you and how does it make you feel?”, and is it to be handed down for generations. His pieces have been purchased for private collections throughout the United States. All are one of a kind.

cindy reed

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Cindy, along with her husband and son, have lived in Greenville since 1986. In 2004 she took a pottery class at the local recreation center and immediately knew she had found her passion. She now teaches beginning and intermediate
pottery at the recreation center and beginning classes at Emerge. Her goal is to make functional, harmonious, inviting pieces that anyone would want to make use of in their daily life.


dan elliott


An instigator. An artist and designer that
begs the question “what if”. While making his
expressive—and often abstract—work, he
expects to run into hurdles that would/should
prevent him from completing the piece as he
had imagined. Dan believes that responding
to challenges in the process of creating art &
design often leads to new and more
interesting outcomes. He uses traditional
letterpress techniques to create unique
holiday and everyday cards and posters that
can be framed.

daniel peoples


Daniel earned his BFA in Wood Design from East Carolina University and has applied his art background to custom furniture and cabinets. "Functional art is what brings me the most satisfaction in my work."....."To create something that is useful but also beautiful is my ultimate goal." Daniel can befound working at Tyson Creek Studio in Greenville NC. It is a Greenville NC based furniture studio specializing in handcrafted work. The studio was established in 2002 by Daniel Peoples with the intent of creating an artist environment that would foster design and fabrication of functional art.


deborah harris

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Deborah's work is influenced by many factors,
especially world cultures, human movement and living in a state so exceptionally rich in pottery history. She plans to continue refining her techniques and experiment with new ideas, in hopes that my work will continue to evolve through clay's infinite potential.

erica stankwytch bailey


Erica is a native, and now current resident in Fayetteville, NC. Erica attended East Carolina University receiving her BA in Women’s Studies and a BFA in Metal Design. She has begun her career as a full-time metalsmith participating in many craft shows, internationally exhibiting her work, being published, and having her work in permanent collections.


gary fuquay


Gary’s artistic stoneware vessels reflect an interest in natural forms, involving mechanical lines and shapes and the use of earth-tone glazes to enhance his designs. He produces exquisite bowls, platters, mugs, and many other vessels that combine function and beauty to create usable works of art. Currently, Gary resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

gay smith


The movement and soft responsive feel of  porcelain clay thrown on a potters wheel is celebrated in the vessels I make. My pots are animated by thoughtful and spontaneous manipulation of their forms, surfaces, and attachments. Handles sweep up and out from bellies and shoulders. Jars raised on feet dance in space. Scale and surfaces appeal to the human hand. In the kiln, flames filled with

sodium decorate anticipated edges. I’m looking for my vessels to bring joy with their use and presence, to be good companions for daily living.


gerard lange

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Having been trained in sculpture, drawing,
and painting, Gerard begrudgingly picked
up the camera for the first time, but immediately became enchanted once he did. He uses his photographs as a visual diary to document the places he has lived as well as his travels.

gillian parke


Gillian was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and grew up in Weymouth, MA. She moved to Durham, NC after receiving her BA in Chemistry from Boston University in 1993. Gillian spent a year at ECU perusing a MFA in Ceramics. She is currently self-employed as a studio potter and works part-time at the Durham VAMC. Her current work combines elements of manufactured porcelain and Japanese pottery, particularly Shigaraki stoneware.


graham jones

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Born and raised in the red clay of peidmont
North Carolina, Graham Jones attended ECU prior to enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard. After retiring, Graham found two hobbies - pottery and pyrate re-enacting. Today, his food, microwave and dishwasher safe pottery is wheel thrown on an inland lake back home in the Piedmont.

harry goodwin


 Harry is a retired Presbyterian minister residing
in Pitt County. Woodworking is a hobby he has
enjoyed since high school and has served as an
apprentice as a wood pattern-maker. Harry’s pens, pencils, magnifiers, and flashlights are of
exotic hardwoods, pressed and glued in brass
tubes, turned on the lathe, and finished with an
assortment of permanent finishes. Refills for
the pens are available from either Parker or
Cross, depending on style.


harvey wooten


Harvey Sharp Wooten grew up in Kinston
NC and has lived in Greenville NC since
1981. She is a passionate and strong
supporter of the arts in every way. She
serves on the board of directors of the Pitt
County Arts Council and The Art Lab in
Greenville bears her name. Harvey takes
costume and vintage jewelry pieces and
“reimagines” them into works of art. Each
piece has a watch face in it and is cleverly
named. Bright and colorful, these pieces
make excellent gifts and are conversation
pieces for sure.

heidi white-dibella


A native New-Englander, Heidi White-Dibella
now calls New Bern, NC home. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island and enjoys working in a variety of media, especially watercolor. Heidi’s style is constantly changing, as she likes to experiment with her art. Her work has been displayed across the state of North Carolina


jacob hermmann


I hope these pots will encourage moments for quiet contemplation and spending time around the fire with friends. I currently work in Kinston, NC as an artist in the smART Kinston program.

jamie kirkpatrick 

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Jamie Kirkpatrick graduated with a Master
of Science degree in Geology in 1994 from
East Carolina University, and recieved a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from East Carolina University in 2000. Kirkpatrick currently resides in Golden, CO, where he is working as a studio potter and instructor.


jessica white 


She grew up in Taiwan where she learned to love storybooks and traditional crafts, and is now a studio artist in Asheville, NC, where she makes prints, books, and crankies. Fancy degrees she holds include a BFA in sculpture from East Carolina University, an MFA and MA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa, a Graduate Certificate in Book Studies from the UIowa Center for the Book, half of a pilot’s license and half of a sailing certificate.

jim warren


Jim Warren is a local artist and musician who makes his own guitars in his Simpson workshop. He holds a degree from the ECU Industrial Technology Program, and has designed and worked with wood products for
many years. The inspiration for the cigar box
guitars stemmed from his interest in the music of the Delta Blues. During the Great Depression it was beyond the means of many people to buy musical instruments so they created them from what they had on hand, such as an old cigar box.


jonathan bowling


Jonathon is a MFA graduate of East Carolina University, where he concentrated his talents in the media of sculpture. He primarily uses found objects, combining them in unique ways that allow him to create sculptural representations of
animals and human faces. Currently, Jonathon works in his Uptown Greenville studio, The Hobby Horse.

karen warren


Karen Warren creates jewelry in both her Greenville home and her cabin on Doe Run Road in Wilkes County. Karen is always looking for new ways to combine beads and found-objects. It is rare that any two pairs of her earrings be alike.


kathy lyles


Living in Winterville, North Carolina. During
the day she teaches physics & chemistry, and
on the weekends and evenings I work as potter. I love turning and glazing. She began throwing pots as a hobby in the 1980’s and after raising three beautiful girls, she returned the wheel. Making beautiful glazes and forms requires a love chemistry and physics, which has always played a major role in her proffessional life. She has always found the joining of science and art that is inherent in pottery to be appealing. All functional pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe. Raku & Horse Hair Pottery
is meant for decorative purposes only.

kerry guan


Kerry is a first year MFA student in Metalsmith and Jewelry Design at East Carolina University. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington as BFA in Metalsmith and Jewelry Design. She is particularly interested in an MFA program in order to continue to gain new knowledge and abilities. In addition, continue to create functional objects and following a traditional way of work using historical methods to create larger scale sculpture. Kerry’s work is always following the concept about “less is more”, she personally loves minimalist wearable pieces . Simple but unique.


Kit paulson


Kit Paulson received her MFA from Southern
Illinois University and her BFA from Alfred
University. She has taught at schools
including Penland School of Craft, Pilchuck
Glass School and Bildwerk Frauenau. Kit
has completed residencies including the
Rosenberg Residency at Salem State
University, S12 Gallery in Bergen, Norway
and the Tacoma Museum of Glass. She has
received scholarships from Pilchuck Glass
School, Corning Museum of Glass,
Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Windgate
Foundation, and Art Alliance for Contemporary
Glass. She is currently a resident artist
at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.



Android Flesh is a fiber and multimedia artist with a current focus on crocheted amigurumi. They were formerly known as High Fiber Designs and have been vending their art since 2016. They graduated in 2017 with a BFA in Textile Design from East Carolina University and have since continued to work in fiber arts from their home in North Carolina, accompanied by their cat, Black "Bean" Purrito. Their goal is to make immersive, interactive art that brings fantasy and mysticism to the real world.


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Kyle Rees is an artist and educator who lives in Yorktown, Indiana.  Kyle teaches at Wapahani High School in Selma, Indiana, and enjoys
hunting, reading, baseball, and carving leather hard clay.



Lauren Rogers graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with degrees in Ceramics and Interpersonal and Organizational Communications. Her current body of ceramic work focuses more on tall, elegant, flowing forms intended for visual aesthetic pleasures. She finds much of her inspiration in the strength and movement of bodies of water. Lauren’s artistic interests also include textiles and




Lisette Fee has been designing and making
jewelry for over 10 years. Growing up as the
daughter of an Army officer provided Lisette
the opportunity to travel the world, from Japan to El Salvador to Uruguay to Panama. This immersion in a diversity of cultures gave Lisette an invaluable appreciation for a variety of art forms.



Liz Steiner received her MFA in Metal Design
at East Carolina University in Greenville,
North Carolina. In addition, she holds a BFA
in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling from Kent State University where she also earned a minor in Geology. She has exhibited work both nationally and internationally. She was the 2012 Artist Fellow in Fine Metals at Peters Valley Craft center and a recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant. Liz is currently a Teaching Artist in Metal Arts at the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology.



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Madalyn McLeod is a fantasy artist living in the mountains around Asheville, NC. She takes inspiration from nature, folklore and fairy tales to create ethereal paintings using watercolor, gouache, colored pencil and ink. Her work is characterized by flowing line art, femininity, and moody atmosphere.
She grew up in North Carolina, and spent a lot of time reading and drawing throughout her childhood. She received a BFA in illustration from East Carolina University in 2013, and since then, she has been working on a body of personal artwork, illustrating for clients, and showing at local galleries. She understands the world is often dark, and wants to bring a little magic into it.

margie agnew 


Born is Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Margie moved here in 1987 with her husband and 2 teenage children. She struggled financially until their meat market became somewhat profitable in about 2000. In 2013 she decided to take lessons in throwing pottery at Emerge Gallery & Art Center. This has been a life changing experience for her.

matt amante


Matt is a maker who lives in Winterville, NC and teaches at Pitt Community College. He completed his undergraduate studies in Art Education at Western Michigan University and his MFA in Sculpture from ECU in 2010.

matt cook 


Matthew was born in Florida to a military family, settling in North Carolina upon graduation from East Carolina University with a BFA in Graphic Design. Following school, Matt worked as a freelance graphic designer before committing himself full-time to his art. Currently, his work consists of print-making, woodcuts, and acrylic paintings.


rakia jackson

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Painter and illustrator working heavily with gouache and acrylic inks, received her BFA in Graphic Design from ECU. Her paintings are representations and reflections from her life experiences, dreams and her focus to live mindfully through the universe and keep peace within herself as well as the elements around her daily. Crystal healing, mindful meditation,
and understanding the universe while dropping the ego more each day is what infuses her work.



Painter and illustrator working heavily with gouache and acrylic inks, received her BFA in Graphic Design from ECU. Her paintings are representations and reflections from her life experiences, dreams and her focus to live mindfully through the universe and keep peace within herself as well as the elements around her daily. Crystal healing, mindful meditation,
and understanding the universe while dropping the ego more each day is what infuses her work.


renee tripp


Renee is an artist, fabricator, metalsmith, sculptor, welder, and teacher who takes great pride in her work and loves making custom creations. She is a local, small tow girl, and a lifetime student of art; earning both her BFA and MFA at East Carolina University. When Renee is not creating exciting new pieces of custom jewelry or fabricating works of art in her studio, she can be found teaching art in the town of Richlands, NC.

ronnie harrison

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Ronnie Harrison lives and works in Greenville with his wife, and is currently employed as an art educator at DH Conley High School. Ronnie worked in the garment industry for 20 years as a designer and pattern maker before returning to school to obtain his BA in Painting from ECU in 2002. He is an active painter and potter, and continues to develop his skills in ceramics at Pitt County Art Council at Emerge and at Dan Finch's Pottery Studio.


susan williams


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Scott Eagle is an associate professor and
Area Coordinator of Painting and Drawing at
East Carolina University in Greenville, North
Carolina. His artworks have been exhibited
and reproduced internationally. Publications
featuring his artwork include The Oxford
American, The New York Times, the
Cleveland Plains Dealer, Wired Magazine,
and numerous books. Scott was selected by
Creative Quarterly Magazine as one of their
top 100 creatives for 2013. He works in a
wide variety of medias including digital and
is especially interested in the idea of the
creative act as thinking through making.

suzanne morrow


Suzanne ha been hand-crafting pottery in eastern North Carolina for almost ten years. After taking a pottery class at her local Park and Recreation center, she fell in love. She’s been working and learning from local master potter, Dan Finch. Most of her work was made in her private studio. She loves to create colorful pieces that are functional for everyday use.

susan reynolds


Susan's work can be described as darkly romantic or even whimsical with a touch of naughty fairy magic. She uses things from nature, found objects and semi precious stones to create unusual one of a kind pieces. Susan is from Petersburg Virginia and moved to NC in 1996. She loves teaching her technique as well and delights to see her students run with new ideas.



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Victoria, a Kansas City Native, came to the
Greenville area in 1996 after studying Horticulture at the University of Missouri. She currently focuses her artistic talents on slab-formed ceramic earthenware sculpture. Her lyrical pieces sometimes include mixed media and are finished with acrylics and colored waxes. Victoria currently travels throughout the southeast, showing her one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces at art shows and festivals.