Charles Lisk and Judy Petrie
Permanent Collection 2012.01.45
After only one class at Appalachian State University Lisk decided that he was destined to be a potter. After moving to Catawba county Lisk was delighted to find out Burlon Craig was his neighbor. Craig taught Lisk his process for firing and glazing. Lisk favors swirl work on his pottery.
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.