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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.

Hartzog Pottery

Raine creates functional and artistic pieces from clay. Raine's work can be found in the Sunset Market Gallery in Calabash, NC and other pottery shows and sales in the region. Raine's great great great grandfather was David Hartzog, a prolific Catawba Valley potter. While her work is not in the traditional vane of those Catawba Valley potters, it has clearly evolved as a unique and collectable product.

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