Being lovers of nature, the Battons produce forms that are based on the organic shapes that surround them. Many customers, friends and art lovers alike frequently comment on the "Dr. Suess" or "Alice In Wonderland" aspect of the entire body of work. When asked, they generally say that it was not intentional, but they do live their lives with a sense of spontinaity and whimsy. They feel it is important to embrace this medium without fear in order to expand the limitless possibilities of their imaginations.
To start from the beginning, Margaret Ann (Richards) grew up in Fairfax, Virginia and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Ceramic Art from East Tennessee State University in 1997. In the spring of 1998 she moved to Asheville, NC with a job working for Mangum Pottery in Weaverville, NC. It was there she learned production and business skills. Sandy Batton grew up in Port Gibson, Mississippi and graduated from Saint Andrews Presbyterian College in 1997. When they met in 2000, Sandy began to learn the trade and went on to start the business in 2003.
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