Welcome to JCR Designs

Welcome to JCR Designs handmade Art Pottery. In her studio conveniently located in North Asheville, Julie designs a distinctive mid-range (cone 6 electric), lead-free, fully functional, collection. Inspired by the flora and fauna of western North Carolina’s stately pines, majestic oaks, lush shrubbery, rolling landscapes and open sky, her hand-carved originals offer a balanced and breathtaking nature-scape. Each unique piece features exquisite images of the stunning scenery and terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

There is an approximate wait time for new commissions of approximately 12-18 months, after receiving the initial deposit. Thank you for your patience, a lot of time is spent on each piece from the initial concept to the final outcome to create unique, heirloom quality pottery.


We are grateful to all of the enthusiastic pottery collectors who came shopping at   the Beaverdam Studio Tour.  It’s always a joy to catch up with the long-time collectors as well as getting to know new ones.

The Southern Highland’s Craft Guild is having a holiday/2nd’s sale on the first 2 Saturdays in December. We are participating in the Saturday, December 3 edition. This will be our final show of the year. Learn more about these shows on the “Events” page.

We are working on some wonderful new small items and wreaths for the online store. These will be available for purchase in a few weeks. Hummingbirds, cardinals, turkeys, dogs and a mix of bees, trees and bears will be illustrated colorfully and carved.