Elise Delfield (Pincu Pottery) is inspired by nature in both the design and decoration of her wheel thrown and hand built pots. She is primarily inspired by the natural environment that surrounds her - rich, red clay dirt and lush, green mountains that bloom with color in the spring, as well as the multi-layered colors of birds’ feathers. These colors and patterns are drawn out over the clay, either in the way it is shaped or through brush strokes of ceramic colorants to the surface.
"I strive to make comfortable and beautiful pots for the home that enhance the pleasure of food and the nourishment of the soul. In a world that typically severs the connection of object (or food) and maker (or grower/cook), I find it necessary to produce functional pottery that may help remind us of our earthly surroundings and our ability to create and enjoy the handmade/homegrown in our daily lives." ~ Elise Delfield, Bryson City NC