Jim and Shirl Parmentier, Potters

Jim and Shirl Parmentier, potters in Mars Hill, NC, have been working together for over 35 years, designing and creating pottery that we both find creative and functional. Our inspiration comes from within, the design of one piece becoming the base for the next. Most handmade lamps and other functional pieces are touched on by both of us either in the design, the making or the carving.

Jim and Shirl Parmentier

Jim and Shirl Parmentier have been full time studio potters since 1979. After working on their craft and raising two daughters in upstate New York, their home and studio is now located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Their work has been displayed at nationally juried shows and at fine craft galleries.

Studio visits are welcome by appointment. Their handmade lamps and other functional ceramics are always available at Ariel Gallery, 19 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina