HUMBLE BEGINNINGS .
We are a WOC owned ceramic art business, operating out of our home studio building located in the heart of Charlotte, NC. What once began as a college requirement has quickly grown into a fully operational business with hopes for further expansion and growth. We focus primarily on ceramic home goods and bringing ceramic workshops to the members of our community. We offer the unique, high quality ceramic home goods and art. Each item is 100% handmade and carefully curated before making it to into our inventory.
Our goal is to be not only make quality work but to get more of our tableware and ceramic experiences into people’s lives. We want to make 100% handmade ceramics but also keeping things affordable too, which is why we will offer a limited enrollment sliding scale program in May 2020. Approved participants will receive a special discount code that will offer a certain percentage off based on their need.
****In May 2020, we will begin offering a sliding-scale payment system for BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color), queer, and disabled folx who would like to purchase our work or workshop offerings but are unable to afford full price. In order to apply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking about our sliding scale discount system! If you would like to support this initiative which helps those with less financial freedom and opportunity, please donate below. Your support is deeply appreciated!****
Support This Initiative!
100% of the proceeds go towards funding opportunities for us to continue implementing our sliding-scale system, making ceramic art and resources more accessible to all.
Danielle Carelock is a ceramic artist and instructor residing in Charlotte, NC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and ceramics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Previously, Danielle has interned with the GreenHill Gallery for NC Art, UNCG Art Truck, and the Gatewood Gallery located at UNCG. She has also completed residencies at Salem Art Works of Salem, NY and STARworks of Star, NC. She has participated in a panel for the Delhom Service League’s ceramic series ‘So You. Want To Be A Potter’ discussion at The Mint Museum Randolph. She was a recipient of the 2019 Regional Artist Project Grant awarded by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Art’s and Science Council.
Currently, Danielle maintains her personal practice at her home studio with the assistance of her sister, writes for our blog, and is studio assistant to Lydia Thompson, Department Chair of Art and Art History at UNCC, and also partners with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art as a part of their Jail Arts Initiative and Clayworks, both located in Charlotte, NC.
Debreja Carelock currently serves as our social media and marketing strategist, she is the voice behind all of our curated content and helps to respond to emails and other correspondence. Her experience working with several large consumer based companies in their marketing and sales department has been an incredible asset to the team. She is also a pretty awesome sister and mom to her adorable daughter Nayomi!
What People Are Saying
“Danielle (our instructor) was so cool and helpful! It was 6 to 1 and she helped each and everyone of us when asked and didn’t mind repeating herself. She was very encouraging of some of our beginning works, even though they probably looked a hot mess. 😂 “LAKISHA, NORTH CAROLINA
It’s like it was made for me— it fits perfectly in my hand!JESSICA, NORTH CAROLINA
It really is the simple things that bring me such joy! Loving this mug. It’s cute and ergonomically correct. 🥰BERNADETTE, NORTH CAROLINA