Wilcox County

Clay and Mixed Media Art

Functional, Dysfunctional, and Wearable Art - inspired by the art and culture of ancient Asia fused with regional Alabama heritage and folk art.

Growing up as an only child, she was encouraged to experiment with and appreciate art from a very young age. Traveling throughout the Black Belt counties, taking photographs with her mother for work, Kristin developed a love and appreciation for this rich, cultural region and its people. As a teenager, she spent hours watching her neighbor and renowned artist, William Harris, paint at his Possum Bend Store, sharing stories and tips on painting along the way.

Kristin graduated with a BFA in Ceramics/Art History from the University of Montevallo, where she gained the skills she has used to succeed in her career - from the opportunity to construct and fire three large kilns, to learning to hang gallery exhibitions and developing a passion and enthusiasm for Art History. Kristin spent eight years as the Curator of Collections at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens and as Ceramics Instructor at the Hermitage Visual Arts School in Norfolk, Virginia. This period of her life forged a love of ancient Asian pottery and ceremonial bronzes, American Arts-and-crafts furniture and architecture.

After moving home in 2009, Kristin was re-introduced to many Black Belt artists, who have re-instilled that real art is in the soul and cannot be taught. The people, stories, traditions, art and history of this rich cultural region have inspired Kristin and shaped her desire to share the treasures of the Black Belt with the world. In addition, the opportunity to work with regional folk artists and living legends has reinforced her love for her home, and has heavily influenced her current body of art.

She is the owner of Possum Pottery & Jewelry, has taught art at BBTCAC, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and across the region, and was juried in to the Kentuck Festival of the Arts in 2018.

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Sgraffito Bowl kristen law, sgraffito bowl, pottery, black belt, rural alabama pottery, clay bowl
Sgraffito Bowl Price: $70.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 6347 -

Kristen Law's ivory Sgraffio bowl measures 5"x9". The inside of the bowl is intricately decorated with a dark blue and white floral design.

Ceramic/Copper Pendant Kristin law, copper pendant, ceramic pendant, black belt, black belt art, wilcox county art
Ceramic/Copper Pendant Price: $20.00
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Item #: 7142 -

The copper pendant is darkly colored and features a small stone on the bottom. The pendant has hints of red for a pop of color to the craft. Copper Necklace is not included, but can be purchased on this website.

Clay State Ornament: Alabama 4" clay, alabama, state, ornament, town, handmade, handcrafted, pottery
Clay State Ornament: Alabama 4" Price: $15.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 10893 -

These clay ornaments are made by Wilcox County artist, Kristin Law, of Possum Pottery & Art. Each ornament measures approximately 4" tall (may shrink some during firing), and comes in a variety of patterns, designs, and glaze colors. Textures and patterns are either impressed with hand-carved stamps made by the artist, or antique lace and fabrics, or antique batik stamps. Each one is unique, no two will ever be alike.  Please be sure to contact us at info@blackbelttreasures.com or...

Cross Ornaments kristin law, ornament, ceramic ornament, stamped designed ornament
Cross Ornaments Price: $15.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 11653a -

Kristin Law: Cross Ornaments, signed by the artistIf you'd like a specific ornament, please contact us at 334-683-9878, or leave a customer comment.

Animal Ornaments
Animal Ornaments Price: $15.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 11653b -

Kristin Law: Animal Ornament

Alabama Ornament kristin law, ornament, ceramic ornament, stamped designed ornament
Alabama Ornament Price: $15.00
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Item #: 11653c -

Kristin Law: Alabama Ornament, signed by artistPlease let us know if you'd like a specific ornament, contact us at 334-682-9878 or leave a customer comment.