Welcome to Jim Hanley Stoneware, Handmade Pottery in Charlotte

About Me

Who I Am

My first contact with the potter's wheel was in college in Geneseo, NY.  I needed a work/study job and was lucky enough to get one in the Student Union Craft Center under the tutelage of a newly graduated Fine Arts major.  He sat me down at a wheel with a piece of clay and it was love at first throw!  I then took 3 years of independent study in ceramics.  After graduation, I dreamed of having my own studio for about 25 years.  When I was about to turn 50, I realized I wasn't getting younger.  So, I signed up for a ceramics course at the local Charlotte community college to make sure I could still do it and still liked it.  I found I could and did, built my small studio and started to produce.


What I Make

I make all functional pottery.  Everything I make, from cups, mugs, bowls and plates to lanterns, lotion and soap dispensers, lanterns, vases, toothbush holders and sinks, is meant to be used.  I try to make everything LOOK nice , but I want my pieces to be USED, not just looked at.

Why I make it

I love and collect old things.  To know someone made something decades ago that was meant to be used for many years to come matches my artistic philosphy.  Every piece I make is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe and, with proper care, will last a lifetime and more.  I hope your piece will become a family heirloom.

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Jim Hanley Stoneware

(704) 574-0049

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