A. V. Smith Pottery


A.V. Smith Pottery

North Carolina - Folk Art Pottery




New items listed Dec. 2014


Next Kiln Opening

Saturday Dec. 6th at 10:oo am

599 Pottery Lane, Sanford, N.C.

Four miles outside of Broadway, N.C.




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A. V. Smith, was born Alvie L. Smith in Sanford, North Carolina. A. V. began turning pottery at the age of 15 and attended university to study turning techniques, glazes and firing.  He worked at Pinehurst Pottery in 1978 making dinnerware, lamp bases, candle sticks and other items the pottery needed.   A. V. began his own  pottery in partnership with Charles Lisk in Pinehurst and Southern Pines, North Carolina.  A. V. and Charles operated Clenny Creek Pottery until 1982 when Charles moved to Hickory.  A. V.  and Charles have remained good friends by sharing their pottery knowledge and experiences.

  A. V. works with many of the traditional shapes that are common to Catawba Valley Pottery and Seagrove Pottery centers at his pottery in the Lee County countryside.  He makes all of his work with an emphasis on the functional aspect of the work. His work, however, is characterized by a love of intense color.  A. V. uses the traditional alkaline glaze in addition to many brilliant hues and colors.  Dramatic and intense flow patterns from glass fragments, dark contrasting glaze underneath on a large jug and lively bright swirlware on his pieces all testify to his love of color. All of A. V.'s pieces are hand turned and completely handmade pottery.


Wood fired Ground Hog Kiln

"The leading potter is hands down right now, AV Smith of North Carolina. What fantastic glazes!" 

Roff Graves of Graves' Country Antiques in Lodi, California

Roff and Arlene have customers and collectors from throughout the United States but also sell abroad


Collection Photos

A. V. Smith


Potters Private Collection

Customers At Kiln Opening With Their Collectibles


Folk Art, Roosters, Pigs, Owls, Animal Pottery

Pottery For Sale


A. V. Smith Pottery
599 Pottery Lane

Sanford NC 27330



 A. V. Smith Pottery

Located 4 miles from Broadway, North Carolina on Buckhorn Road in Lee County.  

Nearby Counties within NC - Moore, Wake, Guilford, Forsyth, Durham, Orange,  Chatham, Johnston, Harnett, Alamance, Cumberland and Montgomery Counties.

Lee County - Sanford, Broadway

Moore County - Southern Pines, Pinehurst

Wake County - Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest

Guilford County - Greensboro, High Point

Forsyth County - Winston Salem, Kernersville

Orange County - Chapel Hill

Durham County - Durham

Alamance County - Burlington, Graham

Cumberland County - Spring Lake, Fayetteville

Serving NC Pottery to Pottery Collectors in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and people from all over the United States who plan to come through Sanford, North Carolina during the dates of kiln openings.


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Making Pottery Since 1979!