Raine Middlton grew up in Lincoln County in western NC, the heart of pottery country. She currently lives and works from her studio in Denver, NC. Though her forms are influenced by traditional NC pottery, she is interested in contemporary surface design – taking inspiration from florals and textiles. Her wheel thrown, porcelain pots are decorated with a process called sgraffito and fired in a salt kiln. Raine’s quest is to live a joyful life, creating pots that make people smile.