Welcome to our virtual gift shop and gallery.
We hope this is a prelude to an in-store visit to the latest incarnation of Plum Nelly on Frazier Avenue. We have remained faithful to the origins and the tradition of Plum Nelly by featuring the work of talented artists in our eclectic collection of pottery, glassware, art, home and bath products, jewelry, paper goods and unique gift items.
We acquire a variety of one of a kind, artisan crafted works, as well as stylish, high quality production pieces, to provide you with a broad range of choices within many price points. You can find $10 handmade ear rings sitting on a shelf supporting magnificent wall art priced over $2,000. Our intent is to provide you with unique gift choices for every occasion.
Browsing our shop is a relaxing yet stimulating experience. You are surrounded by uncommon expressions of beauty and form. Everywhere you look is something unique, yet functional. You can embark, undisturbed, on your own wonderful scavenger hunt, or we can help you find that perfect selection. Our staff has extensive artist
and product knowledge and we can acquaint you with the background information to add even more meaning to your thoughtful gesture.
We offer in-store gift and bridal registry and soon will be providing online purchasing options. Please visit Plum Nelly at our Frazier avenue location and see for yourself, the art of the possible in gift selection.
Stop by and check out our new goodies by local & regional artists!
Feature of the Month & Events
Happy Holidays! This Thursday (12/5) stop by & visit with local jewelry artist, Summer Brackett, who will be hosting a tunk show of her Gunslinger Custom Jewelry. Check out our facebook page for details. Thanks for supporting small businesses! The Shops on Frazier are now open LATE TIL 8!!! Many of us offer special sale items on Thursdays. We also have great hostess gift ideas & fun things for outdoor entertaining as well as many other items arriving daily. Thanks for shopping local & supporting us! We have great gift ideas, bridal and gift registries! Keep shopping local.
Pine Root Pottery- Bakersville, North Carolina
From the Artist~
In 1998, We moved to the foot of Roan Mountain in Mitchell County, North Carolina. We have created a working pottery studio and gallery from an old barn on our property.
I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from the University of Tennessee. Since then, I have been working as a self-employed potter, teacher and kiln designer. My work has been featured in many books and magazines. I've also had my pots displayed in ceramic shows throughout the country.
I am currently a member of the Toe River Arts Council, a local arts group devoted to promoting the arts of our region. Each spring and fall, Pine Root Pottery participates in the Arts Council’s studio tours, weekend open houses for the public. I have the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for the Energy Xchange, an innovative business incubator program that uses methane from a landfill to support entrepreneurs in starting, managing and operating new businesses in the crafts of glass blowing and pottery. I'm also a founding member of Potters of the Roan, a Bakersville potter's guild. The Roan potter’s mission is to better educate and market the ceramic talent in the community.
I make wheel-thrown, wood-fired functional pottery. Each piece is made by hand—a lot of the work is altered or assembled off the wheel. My work is a collaboration between me, the clay, and the fire. I work with the clay’s inherent qualities to make objects that are complimented through the wood firing. Processes in nature such as wind, gravity, and erosion inspire my work. Each pot is organic and loose in form while bold and defined in structure. Wood firing is an intensive process, physically demanding but worth the work. Wood fired pots demand attention and respect. They have unique characteristics that make each pot one of a kind.
YEAY!!! Thank you again to all of those who voted Plum Nelly for Hot Picks in the City!!! Thanks to you, we are the winner of the #1 Gift Shop in Chattanooga.
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