jaynsimliv3Jayn Avery lives in the small town of Floyd, Virginia, as a part of Zephyr, an intentional community located a mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway. She has been making pottery for over 35 years, initially selling at craft shows and now markets her work online, at several craft stores and the Taubman Museum, and has a weekly booth at the Roanoke Farmer’s Market. Her lace-impressed slabwork pottery has an individual appeal that is both distinctly Appalachian craft and creatively unique.