Barley Hollow is located deep in the mountains of eastern North Carolina, along a bubbling stream that’s home to fat, happy rainbow and brook trout, and occasionally rises high enough to make for nice kayaking. The forests around the studio are sweet with the scent of cedar and pine, and thick with oak and locust to shade the path to the studio and kiln. There’s usually a gray cat on the porch, too. That’s Barley.
The nearest road’s paving ran out a mile or so before that last curve. It’s a quiet place. If you hold your head at just the right angle and look out of the corner of your eye, you might see it. It might even be closer than you think. Barley Hollow is where the pottery comes from.
Our first glaze load cooled down enough to set out under the stars on May 31, 2010.
Update: As of June, 2015, the studio now has blue doors. They make me smile every time I walk up to them.
Barley Hollow is the pottery of Joel Smith. It is firmly located in Kinston, NC. Barley Hollow has a Google Voice number: (252) 624-9487