Janice Hill Pottery
I make primarily wheel-thrown, functional pottery, that is characterized by elegant shapes, clean lines and precise throwing techniques. I believe that the objects people use every day can be little works of art.
In 1990, I was about to finish up college when I got the news that I needed one more darn credit to graduate. So I signed up for pottery. From the first class I loved everything about working on the pottery wheel. I have been throwing since then, in between teaching English for 16 years, raising a daughter, and running a small business.
My Pottery Is Food Safe Dishwashable and Microwavable
Electric Kiln Wares: I fire in a kiln to cone 6 (2232 F). This is considered the middle range. It combines the sturdiness of high-fired ware with energy conservation. It also enables a wider and more-modern range of glaze colors.
Wood-Fired Wares: Twice a year, I join my follow Patsiliga Potters, and fire in a historic-style, outdoor wood kiln in Junction City, GA. This kiln was built in 2015 by Mike Buckner, owner of the Patsiliga Farm. It is a cross-draft railroad style, a type of kiln used in the American South in the 1830s. This kiln goes to 11, which is considered high-fire. Many of my pieces are replicas of traditional Georgia folk-pottery styles, and they are made with local clays and glaze materials.