Doc Welty
   
Doc Welty
In 1974, Doc built his first kick wheel and set about to discover pottery while living in broad Ripple, Indiana. In 1977, he moved to Whitestown, Indiana and opened up shop as Woodsman Pottery and Arts, producing functional stoneware fired in an oil kiln. After potting there for seven years, he moved to Paoli, Indiana and built Log Creek Pottery just outside town. Doc continued the stoneware pottery and began work on larger architectural tile pieces.

In 2003, he and his lovely bride, Melanie, moved to North Carolina and set up shop in the cozy Leicester valley. Today, Doc created a line of functional stoneware, decorative and architectural tile pieces and large outdoor planters and garden pieces, living in the mountains and doing the work he loves.

Informed by the rich heritage of Carolina sotneware, Doc's pieces are designed for everyday use and enjoyment. Tradition is both his inspiration and anchor to past generations of potters as well as a point of departure that serves to distinguish his forms. "When a piece of my pottery gives the user a measure of joy similar to the joy I experience while creating it, the circle is complete."