Raine Middleton, a Lincoln County native, grew up in Vale on the Cat Square
Road and now resides in Denver. A descendant of Catawba Valley potter David Hartzog, Raine enjoys collecting traditional
pots. But from the first moment she threw a pot, Raine has been drawn to contemporary design – specifically, carving.
She works out of her studio and fires in a gas reduction salt kiln right on the shores
of Lake Norman.
Trained at Penland School, Raine teaches at Catawba Valley Community College,
is represented by several galleries throughout NC, and most recently participated in the Mint Museum's Pottery Market
Invitational in Sept. 2014. Her quest is to make a joyful pot while living a joyful life.