Double Diamond Pottery/Melanie Waters
364 Dunwoody Road
Farmville, NC 27828
(252) 378-0712

Melanie Waters delights in creating functional pottery.  She is inspired to produce pieces that will stand the test of time and tradition, becoming beloved family pieces that are passed from generation to generation. Melanie hopes her pottery will evoke memories of parents and grandparents homes. She imagines that her bowls, pitchers, plates and other pieces presenting favorite foods surrounded by family, friends, conversation and laughter. She uses high fire clays and jewel toned glazes in creating functional and sometimes whimsical pottery. Each hand-crafted piece of stoneware is wheel thrown and glazed with lead-free glaze, making the pottery safe for food, ovens, microwaves and dishwashers.


Melanie Waters' pottery education is Bi-coastal. She first learned to throw pottery while in high school in California. Her family moved to Virginia during her high school years, where she continued her pottery education. From 1996-1998 she studied with Dan Finch (Finch Pottery) in Bailey. Melanie also studied at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, where she learned the art of throwing large forms with Leon Nichols.  She considers herself a lifelong student in pursuit of pottery excellence.   Melanie moved to North Carolina in 1976 to raise her family. 

In 1998 Melanie opened her studio in which she works and teaches.  Melanie equally enjoys teaching children and adults the craft of pottery making.  Melanie’s dream is to have a huge Art Center, where arts & crafts of all kinds could be taught.  It would be a place for young and young at heart alike, with studios for pottery, painting, wood, glass and other arts and crafts.  In addition the dream Art Center would have gallery space for artist and students to sell and exhibit. Hopefully Melanie’s dream will be realized.

Double Diamond studio/workshop is open by appointment evenings and weekends, finished pottery is for sale or come join a workshop and learn to make your own.  Weekly workshops and private lessons are available.  Located just 6 miles south of Farmville NC, take Highway 258 South, turn right onto Taylor Rd. then right onto Dunwoody Rd. You'll see the signs!

Double Diamond Pottery, Art from the Heart of Eastern NC!

Special orders and commissions are always welcome.
For an appointment please call
(252) 378-0712 or e-mail me.

Photos by Erica Letchworth

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