Studio Potters Ray & Susan Allen
Popcorn Studio Pottery began as a family pottery in 1979 in Murfreesboro, the geographic center of Tennessee. Since we began, we've dedicated ourselves to designing and hand crafting pots that reflect our goals of preserving the traditions of the past while making functional pottery that is beautiful, contemporary and meant to be used on a daily basis.
- Between the two of us, we design and hand craft about 50 different items using the potter's wheel, slab construction and some slip casting. All our pots are available in six different glaze combinations ... glazes that we have developed ourselves.
- Ray makes all the wheel thrown pieces, glazes and fires the kilns. Susan does the slab work, packs and ships pots, does the website, designs our promotional materials and takes care of the office work.
WE are a team and definitely compliment each other. It's a joy to work together and meet the challenges and solve the problems. We can't think of another job we would rather do. We are both grateful for each other and for the path down which we have been led to make a living at a craft we enjoy that brings happiness to others.