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Behind the Scenes

Learn more about our collaborations, projects, and the owner's pottery inventory.

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Dirty Jeans Pottery

Dirty Jeans Pottery is the pottery business of the owner of The Clay Trail. Britney Gibson started her pottery business in 2021. The name came from how dirty her jeans were when she was a potter at college. Those jeans could almost stand up on their own. Back before she used towels and learned to control her water usage haha

Her pieces are on her Dirty Jeans Pottery website and also on site in the gallery at The Clay Trail. 

Check out her website to see her inventory.


Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is close to the owner's heart. As she participated in two years of Empty Bowls during college. Contributing bowls and helping set up for the event.

Learn more about Empty Bowls below:

Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort by artists and crafts people in cities and towns across the country and around the world to feed the hungry in their communities. It supports food-related charitable organizations around the world, and has raised millions of dollars to help end hunger.

Guests choose a bowl to keep as a reminder that there are always Empty Bowls in the world

The studio as a whole has helped create 100+ bowls to be apart of the Ruff'ton Roots community garden Empty Bowls event in October 2023.


Collaboration with
Fire and Dice Candle Company

While meeting Sydney Caudill at Rutherfordton Food Arts and Brew in May 2023 we hit it off! 

We instantly thought how fun it would be to collaborate where her candles were within my candle vessels. We have now created some logo vessels and some plain pieces with her fabulous scents inside! 

We have hosted one candle workshop where my vessels were filled my our awesome customers.

We are have started a refill service for the pottery candle vessels, so you can enjoy them over and over again!

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