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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
United States


The central information hub for Michael Kline Pottery, a small one man shop of pottery making in the mountains of western North Carolina.

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The Kline Pottery Apprenticeship Program


The Kline Pottery Apprentice Program is a 2 year work exchange position. In exchange for an apprentice’s help, I share what i do as a full time potter, that is, the technical and aesthetic aspects of pottery making, a sense of my business practice, and the use of social media. An important goal of the program is to help the individual grow into their own career as a potter by working side by side in the studio.

If you’re INTERESTED in future apprenticeship OPPORTUNITIES, send Michael an email to be notified when the process is opened again. Here are the current informational guidelines.

My current apprentice is Joel Edinger-Willson. Joel and I first met at the St. Croix Pottery Tour in Minnesota. He previously worked with Steve Rolf and Dock 6 Pottery and comes with a fair amount of skills and a keen aesthetic. Since Joel is my first apprentice, I felt that his prior experiences would be useful in setting up the program here at Kline Pottery.

I have been making wheel thrown, primarily soda fired, functional pottery for the last eight years. I grew up believing that humanity was literally made out of dirt, and I see a strong connection between people and the dirt and earth around us. Clay undergoes an incredible transformation through the process of forming and firing, yet there is no hiding the fact that clay pots are still, in a way, just dirt. 
— Joel Willson

For more information about Joel Willson, visit his website and follow his Instagram Stream. You can purchase available work at Joel’s shop.