Made in America: Kate Colclaser

Wine Bottle Chiller

Wine Bottle Chiller

In our little shop, we try really hard to promote “Made in America” and local products. As you may can imagine with the primary products being wine and cheese, our hands often seem rather restricted by this principle. Being a rather patriotic lot, such as we are… we have sought out as many American Made and Local products as possible. The two arenas that we have been most successful in is accouterments and art. We attend 8-24 trade shows of various sorts each year seeking to find those little gems that set us and our shop apart from everywhere else with our “stuff” as well as our wines and cheeses.

The most wonderful discovery we made was the artists in our own back yard. They are often very accomplished and wonderful people. With their art in our shop as downtown gallery, they pop in and sip a glass of wine with our customers on occasion to showcase their wonderful talents and entertain my customers and myself with the tales of their adventures in creating the masterpieces showcased around my wines.



Kate Colclaser is one such artist, a potter. She has the capacity of a whimsical imagination combined with the ability to form the imagined into the reality of clay. Many of her pieces are practical and functional as well as fun. She provides our shop with cheese boards, cracker trays, condiment trays and wine chillers. Her more whimsical side is showcased in a forest of pottery trees, and tea candle owls.  I see Kate every couple of weeks and she’s

Pottery Forest

Pottery Forest

always got a new batch of pottery about to be kilned and her excitement for her craft is exceeded only by her exuberance for life.

If you’re interested in learning more about the pottery from Kate we have at the moment, either come by the shop, or give us a call at 828-414-9111.


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