Welcome to Robin Kirby’s Pottery. Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, Robin creates handcrafted functional stoneware pottery, paying special attention to form and design with a creative edge.
Drawing inspiration from Native Art, classical forms and the natural world, Robin thoughtfully creates pottery meant to enhance your everyday life.
New Shop Update!
The website shop has been updated with new work as of Friday December 2. Through December 4, use code HOLIDAYSAVE for 15% off your entire order over $40.
Thoughtfully handcrafted pottery makes the perfect gift! Shop from the comfort of home and have your order delivered anywhere within the Continental US.
** Quoted shipping prices are based on shipping to the East Coast of the United States from my studio in North Carolina via USPS. Prices are subject to change, should actual cost of shipping exceed quote by more than 50% of given price. I apologize for this inconvenience. Pottery is heavy and I take every caution to package your purchase so that it arrives to you safely and at the most affordable price.
A finely crafted functional piece of pottery brings a bit of art to your everyday life. In a fast paced, mass produced world, slow down and take the time to appreciate the details: the way a mug handle fits your hand just right, the curve of the lip that feels perfect to sip from.
Make no mistake, none of this happens by accident. Robin takes great care in crafting each piece of pottery.
Robin Kirby has studied clay at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Haywood Community College in the Professional Crafts Department. Born in Chapel Hill NC, she has been working in her home studio in Saluda, NC since 2005.
She is a proud member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2010. Robin enjoys making functional pottery for home use with a creative and decorative interpretation.
In addition to her studio work, Robin also has a passion for teaching, and has been teaching adult pottery classes at Blue Ridge Community College through the Continuing Education Department since 2012.
My current work is a reflection of my love of nature and appreciation of the genius creativity of the Cultures who have come before us. I also find inspiration from the process of making. Each new body of work is influenced by the one that came before it.
I intend each piece to be functional in your life and take great care to ensure every detail is thought through while maintaining my artistic vision, from the size of a handle to the curve of the lip on a mug.
I am using a stoneware clay, produced here in the Mountains of North Carolina. The original designs are hand-carved and painted on each piece. No two are alike, though they will share the feeling of belonging together.
Robin’s functional pottery is all safe for the microwave, dishwasher and oven. As with all pottery, bake-ware should be placed in a cold oven and then brought to temperature to avoid thermal shock.