Welcome to Fire&Earth Fine Pottery
When you visit my Gallery here in Charleston, you'll likely find me working at my wheel, creating functional works of art, one at a time. You may also find me teaching a pottery class, because Fire&Earth is Charleston's original pottery studio. In fact we've been in the same charming red brick building for over a decade. At Fire&Earth we offer the area's most fun and comprehensive pottery classes in wheel-throwing, to those interested in the art and craft of clay. For information on the classes offered at Fire&Earth have a look at the POTTERY CLASSES page. For inspiration take a look at the VIDEOS page, in which I cover a variety of wheel projects. If you have any questions about my work or our classes, contact me via e-mail, or call me at the studio. 
-Kris Neal - Owner/Potter

Meet the people (and pups) that make Fire & Earth Pottery work
fire and Earth Pottery

Top left: That's me, Kris. I'm the owner, I make lots of pots, and I teach a lot of the classes. Not exactly sure what else to say about myself, but I will say this: If you were to bring chocolate chip cookies AND/OR brownies with you to the studio when you come, you are pretty much guaranteed to be my new favorite person.

Top right: Chelsea is my right hand girl. As studio assistant, she helps to keep this place running smoothly. Her positive attitude, artistic talent and natural organizational skills make her a perfect fit here at Fire&Earth. All that, plus she's a genius, I swear she beats me every time we play Scrabble.

Lower left:  Jim began here as a student more than 6 years ago, and I'm very pleased that he's now teaching classes. Over the years Jim has been an excellent student, and become an amazing potter. I'm proud to call Jim my friend, there is no one that could possibly better represent Fire&Earth Pottery.

Lower right: It's Lola and Pepper! These two might not know a lot about pottery (or they might...with them it's hard to tell) but regardless, they are super cuddly and are always good company! Fun Fact: Lola photo-bombed Chelsea in her pic, can you spot her?! 

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Fire and Earth Pottery Kris Neal
Fire and Earth Pottery Kris Neal
Here I'm doing a little throwing demo for some friends that visited the studio. Thanks so much to Kellsi for the cool pics
Fire and Earth Pottery
fire and Earth Pottery
Fire and Earth Pottery
Modern Day Artistry-
A century ago, there used to be artisans and craftspeople in every town and village. You'd find a blacksmith, a wood worker, a leather goods maker, a potter. Today things are very different, from strip-malls to the internet, things have become digitized and sanitized. But here at Fire&Earth Fine Pottery, we still hold onto tradition.Think of me as Charleston's Potter. 
Is it important to you to shop locally? When you purchase something I've made, you really are shopping as locally as you can, because everything in my shop is made one at a time right at my wheel. From a ball of clay, to a fully formed pot, then on to glazing and final firing in a 2300 degree kiln for ten hours or more. I guide each piece along the process, taking great care to make sure every detail is just right. Whether you need an amazing wedding gift that's one of a kind, or  just need a beautiful mug for you to start your day with, check out my shop, and reconnect with the proud tradition of craftsmanship. - Kris Neal