Jan HollomanJAN HOLLOMAN — LITTLE DOG POTTERY

Jan is originally from Raleigh, NC. After receiving a degree in biology from NCSU, she moved to Greensboro and attended Guilford College to complete her teaching certification. After a long career as a science teacher in the Greensboro school system, she moved to coastal North Carolina and continued to teach until retirement. While teaching in the Adult High School Department of Carteret Community College in Morehead City , she discovered the pottery classes that were offered there. Beginning in hand-built pottery, then continuing on to wheel-throwing, she studied with a local potter, Scott Haines, owner of Bridges Street Pottery in Morehead City. A return to the Piedmont in 2001 brought the opportunity to build a new house (complete with studio) and to continue learning new pottery skills. Jan enjoys attending workshops and classes at Dan Finch Pottery in Bailey, and John C. Campbell School near Murphy. Her functional stoneware pottery reflects the natural forms and colors that surround the area. She resides near Gibsonville, NC, with her husband David and “little dog”, Maggie May.

Maggie MayHOW LITTLE DOG POTTERY GOT ITS NAME

About 1200 B.C (yes, B.C.) the Celts brought a small working dog to the country of Wales, now part of Great Britain. It is believed that the name for this dog, CORGI, came from the Welsh language and meant “wee dog” or “little dog”. Combining my love of corgis and my passion for making pottery only seemed to make sense…. and “Little Dog Pottery” was born. Now a blue merle Cardigan Welsh corgi, Maggie May, helps me out in the pottery studio and seems to approve of almost everything I make, especially bowls for holding food!