Laurey-Faye Dean says that each piece of pottery she crafts at her Hazelwood Pottery is “a quiet poem to the beauty of the Appalachian mountains.” She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Fine Craft and then set out to explore the country. She settled at Mark of the Potter in Georgia for a number of years. Having formerly operated Balsam Mountain Pottery in a rustic setting outside of Waynesville, Laurey-Faye entered a new era of her work when she found a new location in the Hazelwood Section of Waynesville and started Hazelwood Pottery.
Laurey-Faye uses the wheel and slabs to form her work, which is functional, food-safe, and meant for everyday use. Signatures of her style are texture; multi-color glazes; and realistic, detailed images.
Visitors to Hazelwood Pottery can browse and purchase from a gallery of Laurey-Faye’s work. All the stages of her process are on display in her garage studio and yard. Items for sale include small decorative pieces, plateware, mugs, platters, pitchers, sculpture, and more. Be sure to check the website for more information and craft show schedule.
Hours: Most days 10 am-5 pm