Kevin Brown & Judy Petrie
Permanent Collection 2012.01.27
Kevin Brown is the husband of potter Sandy Cole. Together they own the North Cole Pottery in Sanford North Carolina. Brown and Coles shop creates pottery that is not only beautiful but also functional. Brown creates his pieces so that they are oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
Judy Petrie began working in pottery using pieces sculpted for her by her longtime friend Boyd S. Hilton. After his passing B.R. Hilton has been responsible for turning the majority of her pottery. Petrie works in Carolina Cameo which is incredibly rare. The process involves free hand painting a bas-relief design using porcelain. After each coat the painting rises, creating an image with many three dimensional levels. The final product is a work that is both usable and beautiful.