Blue Star Rising, Nancy Blankenship

One of a kind handmade pottery


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I have been making pottery for about 15 years and am influenced by the organic shapes and the lovely blues and greens of our surrounding Blue Ridge mountains. Each piece of my pottery is either wheelthrown or handbuilt and I frequently combine both to make interesting sets. All my functional pottery is dishwasher,microwave and oven safe when started in a cold oven and allowed to heat slowly. My handbuilt pieces will also have a design on the bottom that reflects some of the design on the top. My designs are created from found objects or clay that I have carved,fired and then impressed into the piece while its still wet.. I feel a relationship is created when people I have never met will be using my pieces for food and drink. My pottery is like people—-none perfect but each one unique.

I attend several workshops every year and enjoy challenging myself to try new techniques and learn how other people use this very versatile and ancient medium..


Nancy Blankenship


208 Sandown Circle
Lynchburg, VA 24503

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