Coming up soon: Pine Mills Pottery's 34th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!
You're invited! Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 28, 29 & 30, 2014, 10am to 5pm. Gary & Daphne Hatcher will be celebrating Pine Mills Pottery's 34th year of making beautiful pots together, for you to enjoy in your home, kitchen & as gifts for your loved ones, at our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Open House and Sale. We hope you will come out & see what we have been creating for you. Take a drive through the East Texas countryside and join us for refreshments and a gallery full of new pots, fresh from the kilns, for you to choose from! We look forward to your visit!
Pine Mills Pottery, handmade by human beings: Daphne and Gary Hatcher.
Beautiful pottery for thirty-four years, from our hands to yours.
Welcome to the Pine Mills Pottery web site. We appreciate your interest in our fine handmade pottery and hope you enjoy learning about our studio and work. Our studio and gallery are located in the beautiful rolling woodlands of Northeast Texas about 100 miles east of Dallas and 30 miles north of Tyler. Visitors are welcome at the pottery showroom where a large selection of our thoughtfully designed pottery is available for purchase. The pottery is usually open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., but if you are making a special trip please phone ahead
903-857-2271 to make sure the studio is open, as we are occasionally closed. Directions to the pottery can be found here *Please use "Pine Mills, Texas" as your GPS entry to find us, NOT our Mineola postal address. Pine Mills Pottery studio and gallery are located in a rural area 14 miles east of Mineola on FM 49, one mile before reaching FM 14 at Pine Mills, TX: DIRECTIONS.
There are many other things of interest to do locally. Check out our list of special places in our area to eat and visit here: THINGS TO DO LOCALLY. For accommodations in the area click here: AREA ACCOMMODATIONS.
We are open year-round! Make an loose appointment and come on out!
We have two annual sale events at our studio, one on Memorial Day Weekend in May and the other on Thanksgiving Weekend in November, but we are open year-round. Walk in the woods to the pond, sit in the garden or on the porch. Enjoy the beauty and bounty of nature and our own clay creations. We look forward to your visit. If you can't make it out to the studio, I am happy to work with you via email and digital photos to make a purchase anytime for yourself or as a gift to be shipped to someone special. We also show and sell our work at the Texas Clay Festival in Gruene, Texas, in October every year, and at the Dallas Pottery Invitational at the Addison Visitors Center in April. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you can find a nice selection of our work at The Lotus Shop at the Crow Collection of Asian Art at 2010 Flora Street in downtown Dallas, directly behind the Nasher Sculpture Center and the DMA.
We have fired both our big woodfired kiln and our gas-fired kiln several times recently. There is a very nice selection of work in the gallery for you to choose from. Call 903 857 2271 for an appointment ("sometime Saturday afternoon", or "Tuesday morning" is adequate, nothing complicated) and drive out to Pine Mills Pottery in the rolling, wooded East Texas countryside. While our studio is usually open daily from 10-5, it's best to call ahead to be sure someone will be here, for your convenience. *Please use "Pine Mills, Texas" as your GPS entry to find us, NOT our Mineola postal address. Pine Mills Pottery studio and gallery are located 14 miles east of Mineola on FM 49, one mile before reaching FM 14 at Pine Mills, TX.
Current Exhibitions of Gary and Daphne's Work Elsewhere
Flow Into the Mystic at the Tyler Museum of Art
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler Texas, through February 1, 2015
Flow Into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist
Curated by Derek Frazier.
The Lone Star State is home to phenomenal artists who create work that excites, challenges, and expands the minds of their audiences. Some of the most accomplished Texas artists live and work in East and North Texas. Just like the rest of us, they sometimes fall in love and marry.
When two artists marry, the art they produce either together or individually can be amusing or spiritual, vibrant or serene, but always connected in some way.
Flow into the Mystic features the work of six married couples – twelve artists who open their lives for us to share. The artists spotlighted are Jack and Vera Barnett, Gary and Daphne Hatcher, Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, Benito Huerta and Janet Chaffee, Dewane and Alexis Serio Hughes, and James R. and Philana Oliphant Pace.
CraftTexas 2014 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft through Dec 24
Daphne's piece, Three Portals, is on display in the CraftTexas 2014 exhibition up now through December 24th, 2014, at The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. The eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Featuring 49 works by 44 Texas artists, the exhibition includes everything from sculpture, jewelry, textiles, installations, and furniture to concepts that include vernacular architecture, formal elements of design, and man’s relationship to nature. CraftTexas 2014 was juried by Carol Sauvion, the visionary behind the PBS TV series, Craft in America, and HCCC Texas Masters, Piero Fenci, Ceramics Department Head, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Clint Willour, Curator of the Galveston Arts Center. The jurors were tasked with selecting the finest works from a pool of 176 applicants and 477 pieces. Sauvion noticed some similarities among the artists’ works, most notably, “a sense of responsibility to the thoughtful use of materials and to the environment, dedication to skilled work, content that includes social conscientiousness, and the pure joy of the creative process.”
The Lotus Shop at The Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas
The Lotus Shop at The Crow Collection of Asian Art carries our work now, so be sure to stop in and take a look and have the opportunity to purchase when you are in Dallas in the Museum District, located at 2010 Flora Street in downtown Dallas, directly behind the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art.
A Gift Certificate: the perfect gift from Pine Mills Pottery! Call: 903-857-2271
Can't make it out to the studio right now? No problem. Gift certificates can be redeemed online, by phone or at our studio gallery. Give us a call and we will send a gift certificate via realmail or email to you or to your recipient with your personal message, Mother's Day greeting, birthday or wedding wishes, for any amount. You can use your credit card to take care of last minute gifts by calling us at 903-857-2271 or you may send Daphne an email by clicking here: Daphne's email
About Pine Mills Pottery:
Our web site presents a sample of the exceptional ceramics made in our studio. Visitors to our showroom will find a large selection of individual works of interest to collectors of fine contemporary ceramics, as well as everyday dinnerware and serving pieces for functional use in the home. All pieces are totally handmade from stoneware clay that we blend ourselves using nine separate ingredients, including four different clays from various mines across the southern United States. Processes we use for creating our ceramic art works have been developed by us over more than thirty years, first as apprentices and then at our own studio established in 1979. We made the decision many years ago to make each individual piece ourselves and not to delegate the making process to employees. This makes it possible for us to make each piece of exceptionally high quality. We use no commercial processes such as molds, slip casting, jiggering, ram pressing, commercial glazes or commercially prepared claybodies.
Pine Mills Pottery was established in 1979 after returning from Europe where we apprenticed with potters in England, France and Greece, including eighteen months at Lowerdown Pottery in Devon with David Leach and a shorter period of time with his brother Michael Leach at Yelland Pottery. Work created at Pine Mills Pottery is primarily wood-fired stoneware, both thrown and constructed from slabs. Work is produced in multiples, focusing on form, color and a high degree of quality. Most work is fired in a 128 cubic foot Bourry box wood-fired kiln to cone 12 several times a year. The kiln was built in 1983 and has been fired over 100 times. In addition to our wood-fired kiln, we built a smaller 50 cubic foot gas-fired car kiln in 1987, in which bisque and glaze firing is done. We work independently of each other and rarely collaborate on pieces, though we share the same studio, clays, glazes and kilns. We hope you enjoy exploring our web site and are able to come to the studio and gallery for a visit. Please get in touch with us if you would like to make a purchase or have questions.
Gary & Daphne Hatcher
From the making of the pots, through the glazing process, to the loading & firing of our kiln, this gallery explores the process of taking a pot from the raw clay to the gallery.
New work from recent firings can be viewed in our beautiful gallery at the studio. Daphne continues to come up with sumptuous platter glazes and patterns. Gary's strong bold forms are represented in new cut-sided bowls and bottles. Come for a visit and see all that is new at Pine Mills Pottery!