We love to surround ourselves with North Carolina pottery. And one of our favorite potters is Rodney Leftwich. He is a wonderful man and skilled artisan. You can find more about him here.
He is a member of the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild and his work is displayed and sold at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville. He and his wife also display at various art shows. Twice a year the Leftwich's open their studio for sales.
Rodney's talent is very diverse and each piece is unique. During our last visit I found this vase and fell in love with it. The cornstalks are not painted on. Rather, this piece used crystalline glaze with a cameo technique (much like Wedgewood). I love the rich earth tones.
I continue to be amazed at the tremendous skill and talent of the artisans who live among us. We are fortunate indeed.