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.


It’s almost time for  the Southern Highlands Craft Guild’s 4-day October show, and two weeks later the Beaverdam Studio Tour. You can learn more about these happenings on the “Events” page.

We are working on some new themes that I think you are going to enjoy. Hummingbirds, cardinals, turkeys, dogs and a mix of bees, trees and bears will be illustrated on mugs, bowls, vases and jars for you to enjoy.  Images of the new work will be posted on Facebook and Instagram in a few more days.