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Elise W. P. Delfield, Pincu Pottery

Biography to Display: 


1996 BA University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1997-Spring Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1997 Post-baccalaureate program, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2005 MA Library Science


Resident, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

1999 Residency University of Miami, Miami, Florida


Studio Potter

2000-2005 Librarian

2006—Potter, Pincu Pottery, North Carolina



Elise Delfield is known for a wide range of wheel-thrown or hand built earthenware functional pottery.  Delfield’s work is often altered with dents to suggest budding flowers. Each piece is coated with a white clay slip which is fired followed by a watercolor-like technique application of  glaze and stain. Occasionally The surface decoration may be completed using slip trailing.   This is followed by a second firing. Firing in an electric kiln and slow cooling adds micro-crystals to the surface finish.

Delfield studied with Linda Arbuckle and Nan Smith at University of Florida and with Judith Solomon and Bill Broullard at Cleveland Institute of Art. Delfield. In addition, Delfield studied  with Michael Corney at Penland.


Bibliography to Display: 

Delfield, Elise W P.  “Out of Round.”  Pottery Making Illustrated (November/December 2015).

Hluch, Kevin.  American iPottery. 

von Dassow, Sumi. In the Potter’s Kitchen: Handmade Pots for Home-cooked Recipes. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic Society, 2014. 


Artist's Studio: Pincu Pottery



Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 15, 2023.