Studio Potter and Teacher
Shelley Mathiot lives with her husband, Chris, in New Bern, North Carolina. Her education as an artist is entirely from life, books, workshops and classes. In college, she had an eye towards a career in journalism but chose motherhood and home-schooling her four children instead.
She and Chris, who paints in acrylics and watercolors, owned an art supply store together, hosting many workshops and classes for drawing, painting, pottery and more.
Her training in clay began there, learning from other potters.
“Everyone’s journey is different,” she says “and thetraditional sharing of skills from one craftsman to another is now part of my story.”
During the year, Shelly’s work can be seen at the Village Gallery in Oriental, and the Made in NC Store and Tryon Palace Museum Store in New Bern.