Stony Clay Station Pottery is a Knoxville, TN area business which provideshigh end wheel-thrown, hand made functional and artful pottery.
Artists Melissa Ball (B.F.A. Ceramics from the University of Tennessee) is committed to the classic ideals that's surround her art form, i.e. form and function.
From mealtime at the family table to a relaxing evening on the back porch Stony Clay Station provides items that will enhance these experiences.
Melissa began her formal apprenticeship in 2002 while living inGatlinburg, TN in the field of high fire pottery where she learned her trade from some of the southeast's most respected and loved potters and ceramic artists. After completing her apprenticeship she moved to Lenoir City in 2008 to form Stony Clay Station and provide Knoxville and it's surrounding communities with her unique take on traditional high temperature pottery.
Stony Clay Station specializes in functional kitchen and dining ware which is fired to 2350 degrees fahrenheit to ensure dishwasher, microwave and ovensafe functionality.
Stony Clay Station is also a great place to find fine art pottery as well. Melissa makes fine sculptures and she is well known for her luminaries, in which most of the pots structure has been cut away to reveal beautiful scenes of nature and art that can be illuminated from inside the piece.
Stony Clay Station has been a vendor at Knoxville's Market Square Farmers Market since 2009 and a vendor at the Dixie Lee Farmers Market in Farragut since 2008.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”