Cindy Trisler makes what she describes as functional and fanciful pottery in a setting outside Mars Hill, NC, which could inspire anyone to take up some type of artistic pursuit. Her fascination with nature, namely the shapes of flowers and leaves, is the primary influence on her work. She also reflects what she calls “Mother Nature’s sense of humor” in her pottery. The old cabin which is her studio was constructed in 1827 from timber taken from the land. If you visit Cindy and her husband, Rod Bowling, –which they encourage–they will be happy to show you around their gardens and bee hives as they are into both of those pastimes as another outlet for their creative juices. Call to set up a visit.