the FORD studios

painting | pottery | fiber art | jewelry | works on paper

Downtown Marion, VA

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JIVE POTTERY by j. ives

Known for soft, satin-finish glazes, Jive Pottery offers a full collection of fun & functional pottery including tea bowls, galaxy mugs & the famous PLowT (plate+bowl) for those who eat on the couch for most meals. And so much more!

Browse our POTTERY COLLECTION!

MIXED MEDIA by R.L. Gibson

Known for embroidery over watercolor, Gibson employs a hand-stitched component to her mixed media to lend movement & pay homage to the band of quilting women she calls family. Don't see what you want? Commission it.

DISCOVER the work of R.L. Gibson!

Shop our COLLECTIONS

From beautiful, wearable felted scarves to one-of-a-kind marbled greeting cards & jewelry, painting, mixed media, handmade soaps and more... we have a beautiful collection of artful finds that will keep you guessing.

EXPLORE ALL OF OUR COLLECTIONS!

Find CLASSES, EVENTS & PAINT your own POTTERY

Reserve your space in our Paint your own Pottery sessions or an upcoming art class. Browse the dates of upcoming art openings & calls for entry. Or just find out what's going on in town & how we are participating. IT'S ALL HERE.

FIND CLASSES & EVENTS | sign up for paint your own pottery!

#THIRSTY | a pop perspective (MARCH 2021)

  • "Discarded Moments, Restored" by Sara Barrett
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  • "Substratum" by R.L. Gibson
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  • "Sycamore Branch" by Kate Huser Santucci
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  • "Black Walnut Leaves" 1-3 by Kate Huser Santucci
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  • "Roaming Through Memories" by Sara Barrett
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  • "Waiting" by Sara Barrett
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  • "He Would Win Her Hearts" by Cathy Horner
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  • "The Ponderous Visitant" by Cathy Horner
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  • "The Sinking" by Emily Shane
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  • 12 "Birds of Song" Collages by Sandra Eckert
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  • FOUND OBJECT Marbled Collage Cards [5"x7"] by Pat K. Thomas
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  • "Velvet Beauty" by Sara Barrett
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  • "Fortune Teller" by Sara Barrett
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  • "Graduation Day" by Sara Barrett
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  • "Gearheads" by Sara Barrett
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  • "Skyscape Sunset After a Long Workday" by Neranza Noel Blount
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A Little love from our customers & clients

"The Ford Studios is a fantastic addition to downtown Marion with lots of gorgeous & fun things. I’m loving the soft glaze on the pottery that makes you want to touch and hold. Go meet Rachel & Jon!"

Heather Bunch, VA (Google Review)

"I just received my package of Jive Pottery from The Ford Studios! Oh My! Just beautiful. The weight, precision, and glazes are exquisite. I will be shopping with them again and again."

Michel McNinch, SC (Google Review)

"Two artists bringing an architectural relic back to life is just what this town needed. A place to spotlight local artists as well as their own beautiful creations...swoon. Do yourself a favor and stop by. . . . You’re not going to believe your eyes."

Jennifer Head, GA (Google Review)