Say "ahoy matey" to these artisan-crafted pottery pirate cups. Available in two designs, one cup features the flag of notorious pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard (known to base his operations around Ocracoke Island in the 1700s), and the other features his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, recently rediscovered off the North Carolina coast. Each 12-ounce cup is glazed in a beautiful verdigris blue and is hand carved and individually painted with the unique design.
Hog Hill Pottery is the Vale studio of husband and wife team John H. Post and Scottie Fox Post. Both artists earned MFAs before meeting at a workshop at the Hickory Museum of Art. They started their business in 1994, renting space in a former gas station and convenience store called the Hog Hill Handy Pantry. They were married in 1996 and have continued making pottery and teaching at regional community colleges and universities ever since. Their work includes both functional and decorative ceramics inspired by regional and national styles of American pottery and folk art. All of their work is handmade and decorated with their own glazes and reflects a true collaboration in design and technique.