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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Element Clay Studio


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Through a chance meeting at a casual dinner a week or so ago, I had the privilege of meeting Heather Knight, a very talented ceramicist who just moved to Atlanta from Asheville. Heather is still getting settled in her new digs (in fact, the kiln isn’t even firing up yet), a live/work space in Decatur that serves as home for her Element Clay Studio.

Heather was nice enough to let me take a peek around and snap some shots when I came to pick up a few pieces I’d purchased from her etsy store.

It was fun to see where she created all of her intricate work, and after seeing it, I appreciated her inspiration board that much more:

This is her assistant and head of security, Henry:

I love the way Heather styles her work, especially these tiles. This is the image she uses on her logo:

By the way, my cruddy cellphone pictures are not doing the work justice. I highly recommend looking at it more closely on Heather’s site or on etsy.

Pardon my exterior afterthought shot with the open car door. I was in a hurry to get to Chik-Fil-A. It’s impossible to go to Decatur without a stop there, well, except when you go on a Sunday, since they are closed, which is always horrendously disappointing when you make a Chikkie run and forget.

I’m trying out the insert gallery button here just to sneak in the extra shots. Yes, I am about three years behind the curve with this. Or is it more like ten? Anyway, yea or nay to the “Insert Gallery” doohickey? Let me know in the comments.

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. visualingual says:

    May 27th, 2009 at 6:59 am (#)

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous…

  2. ablemabel says:

    May 28th, 2009 at 8:34 am (#)

    Her work is beyond incredible! Words can’t even describe it!

  3. U.S. Common Sense says:

    May 28th, 2009 at 1:17 pm (#)

    I enjoy the “aquatic” look of her pieces. As one who grew up in the Pacific, seeing shells and coral pieces being sun-bleached was a daily experience. The (un)finished works, especially in the second and third pictures, look a lot like what I would find on the beach.

  4. Luba says:

    May 16th, 2011 at 10:03 am (#)

    If you enjoy Heather’s work …check out her new solo exhibition at MudFire gallery in Atlanta. It’s been posted on-line and can be viewed here:

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