Maria Frey @mariafrey

http://cottonbureau.com/products/experiment-discover

Designer by trade. Studio potter. Happy to meet you.

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I made these fun porcelain ornaments with a glass inlay of my favorite Central Kentucky carbonated beverage! Selling them for $12 plus shipping. Local pickup available if you're near Mt. Sterling, KY. (Limited quantities available)
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I made these fun porcelain ornaments with a glass inlay of my favorite Central Kentucky carbonated beverage! Selling them for $12 plus shipping. Local pickup available if you're near Mt. Sterling, KY. (Limited quantities available)

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Channeled my inner Simon Leach today and tried 2 new things. Throwing on a kick wheel and doing a rolled rim on this little bowl. Note that there's no electricity powering this baby. It's people powered. I took my foot and kicked away at that concrete slab disc below. It was a neat experience but not as much when it's 48 degrees out and your hands are all wet! I'll be doing it again for sure once I see how badly my thighs and calves hate me. 
#ncpottery #potteria #kickwheel #throwing #clayday #mudisfun #ceramics #simonleach #masterpotterinspiration
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Channeled my inner Simon Leach today and tried 2 new things. Throwing on a kick wheel and doing a rolled rim on this little bowl. Note that there's no electricity powering this baby. It's people powered. I took my foot and kicked away at that concrete slab disc below. It was a neat experience but not as much when it's 48 degrees out and your hands are all wet! I'll be doing it again for sure once I see how badly my thighs and calves hate me. #ncpottery #potteria #kickwheel #throwing #clayday #mudisfun #ceramics #simonleach #masterpotterinspiration

😢You can't see in the picture but there's a giant fracture in this, my favorite plate, because I left it in the sink and it found itself in a careless pile. RIP my little friend. #crackkills #potteria #slabplate #dirtydishcasualty
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😢You can't see in the picture but there's a giant fracture in this, my favorite plate, because I left it in the sink and it found itself in a careless pile. RIP my little friend. #crackkills #potteria #slabplate #dirtydishcasualty

My "Experiment & Discover" tee is back on sale for a limited time. Swipe for detail. Link to purchase in bio. 3 colors available .
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#tshirt #experiment #discover #science #explore #make #do #learn #designershirt
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My "Experiment & Discover" tee is back on sale for a limited time. Swipe for detail. Link to purchase in bio. 3 colors available . -—-—-—•—-—-— #tshirt #experiment #discover #science #explore #make #do #learn #designershirt

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Sporting a new apron I won yesterday at a Carolina Clay Matters Guild meeting. Thanks for the swag @amacobrent! #howiamaco #potterystudio
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Sporting a new apron I won yesterday at a Carolina Clay Matters Guild meeting. Thanks for the swag @amacobrent! #howiamaco #potterystudio

"Mom, take a video." (Not sure they know the difference between a video and a photo.) #MyKidsAreSoRandom
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"Mom, take a video." (Not sure they know the difference between a video and a photo.) #MyKidsAreSoRandom

A fantastic weekend at Linville Gorge was preceded by a stop in Historic Downtown Morganton, NC to visit @hamiltonwilliams Gallery. Something I've wanted to do for about as long as he has been there. So far, my daily use of this mug of his continues at home on this #mugshotmonday. There is something so satisfying about drinking from this mug. Maybe it's because I held off so long from buying it. Probably more so it's just the thoughtful and efficient design, the perfectly flared and comfortable lip, the buttery and understated glaze, or the tactile throwing ridges that I can't keep my hands off of. Thanks Hamilton, you've done a fine thing in creating this mug. Everyone out there, go visit his gallery and studio. #ncpottery #ncpotters #artgallery #ncfoothills #thrownclay #ceramics #claylove #wheelthrown #morningcoffee #handmademug
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A fantastic weekend at Linville Gorge was preceded by a stop in Historic Downtown Morganton, NC to visit @hamiltonwilliams Gallery. Something I've wanted to do for about as long as he has been there. So far, my daily use of this mug of his continues at home on this #mugshotmonday. There is something so satisfying about drinking from this mug. Maybe it's because I held off so long from buying it. Probably more so it's just the thoughtful and efficient design, the perfectly flared and comfortable lip, the buttery and understated glaze, or the tactile throwing ridges that I can't keep my hands off of. Thanks Hamilton, you've done a fine thing in creating this mug. Everyone out there, go visit his gallery and studio. #ncpottery #ncpotters #artgallery #ncfoothills #thrownclay #ceramics #claylove #wheelthrown #morningcoffee #handmademug

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Words cannot express how excited I was to find out that brick and mortar video rental still exists.
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Words cannot express how excited I was to find out that brick and mortar video rental still exists.

Ah, the soothing glow of ~2000 degrees Fahrenheit. .
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#potteriastudio #kiln #olympickiln #glazefiring #potterystudio #ncpottery
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Ah, the soothing glow of ~2000 degrees Fahrenheit. . . . . . #potteriastudio #kiln #olympickiln #glazefiring #potterystudio #ncpottery

"A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show them a bunch of things they don't want." – Maria Frey, Designer by Trade
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"A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show them a bunch of things they don't want." – Maria Frey, Designer by Trade

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For @lhbonn. This is one that I did last week just to try out this whole time-lapse deal.
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For @lhbonn. This is one that I did last week just to try out this whole time-lapse deal.

Wrestling with 5 lbs after a long day so my mom can have her tea bag canister. It might get done. ;) .
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#potteriastudio #littleloafers #formom #wheelthrown #iambrent #throwbigorgohome @normaedithmarchesealamia
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Wrestling with 5 lbs after a long day so my mom can have her tea bag canister. It might get done. ;) . . #potteriastudio #littleloafers #formom #wheelthrown #iambrent #throwbigorgohome @normaedithmarchesealamia

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