Sam Oliver came to pottery when, at a young age, she was enrolled in a pottery class by her mother. This education continued with a BFA in Ceramics from Winthrop University and, since that time, Sam has been busy making pots. Most of her work is hand or slab-built with red clay. Floral patterns and bursts of color are distinct features of her work. These patterns are inspired by floral motifs from her favorite set of childhood plates, wallpaper borders, curtains, and napkins. Her family moved often, so these patterns were constants she could rely on. Today, she creates these inspired patterns on pots with bright colors and an array of textures that are stimulating to the touch.
Visitors to S. Oliver Pottery will find a working studio space with displays of current inventory. Sam produces highly decorated functional pottery ranging from large hand-built vases to mugs and spoons. Work is available for purchase, and there is a wide range custom order potential.
The basement studio opens to a comfortable seating area and bistro table at which visitors can relax.
Open by Appointment