, nicknamed , is a studio potter and teaching artist who singles fires her porcelain ware in a soda kiln near Penland, NC. Her grant awards include a in 2008/9, and Regional Artist Project Grants in 2009/10 and 2012/13. She’s held artist-in-residencies at the and at . Her teaching credits include workshops at , Penland School the Harvard Ceramics Studio, and the in Northern Scotland. Her work is represented internationally, and is in many collections including the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC and Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan. She’s been featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine, and her work is included in numerous publications including Making Marks and Functional Pottery by Robin Hopper, Working with Clay by Susan Peterson, and the Lark series of 100 Teapots, Vases, etc. Currently she serves on the Board of Trustees at Penland School.
Gay Smith, aka Gertrude Graham Smith, is a studio potter educated at Harvard University, the Findhorn Foundation, and Penland School. She single fires porcelain ware in a soda kiln near Penland School in the Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina. She held artist-in-residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and at Penland School in Penland, NC. Her teaching credits include workshops at Penland School, the Harvard Ceramics Studio, Baltimore Clayworks, and the Findhorn Foundation in Northern Scotland. Her work is shown internationally, and can be viewed in publications including Functional Pottery by Robin Hopper, and Working with Clay by Susan Peterson.