Native Georgians, Triny Cline and her husband, Mike Sherrer, are now nationally recognized artists. Married in 1991, they live outside Canton, Georgia, where they built Byrd Mountain Foundry. Triny and Mike have also established Byrd Mountain Pottery and have been making functional pottery for the last 17 years.
Byrd Mountain Pottery was named after the nearby pre-Civil War plantation, their “mountain” was for. Triny and Mike live and work with and despite two cats and two dogs, on land that has been in Triny’s family since before the Civil War.
Appropriate for Daily use, their stoneware pottery is wheel thrown or slab-built with hand pulled and extruded additions. The glazes are non-toxic, lead free and dishwasher safe. Triny formulates her own glazes and by using multiple and overlapping glaze applications of blue, brown and green. The glaze patterns suggest a natural landscape. The pieces are then fired in an electric kiln to cone 7.