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Palm Tree Pottery at ArtWalk

Article Published: Feb. 27 | Modified: Feb. 27
Palm Tree Pottery at ArtWalk

ArtWalk is showcasing the work of Mac and Sheila Hester of Palm Tree Pottery.

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This week, ArtWalk is featuring the work of Palm Tree Pottery, led by the husband and wife team of Mac and Sheila Hester.

The duo is based out of a “garage studio” in High Point. Mac, the potter of the two, has a MBA from Wake Forest University and spent 18 years working in hospital management.

A series of events in their lives led him to the realization that he had a God-given talent for making pottery. In March 2000, Mac left the hospital business to begin creating pottery full-time.

He and Sheila converted their garage into his studio and, by January 2003, had founded Palm Tree Pottery.

All of Mac’s pottery is hand-thrown, built from slab or a combination of the two. The Hesters’ pottery is safe for food and can be used in the oven, microwave and dishwasher. Their functional ware collections include monkey bread bakers, apple and onion bakers and chip and dip bowls, among other items.

At ArtWalk, they’re offering 50 percent off their regular prices, and their work can be found on the gallery’s main level.

ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, email ( , or visit

Gallery Times

Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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