Mays Pottery


They have been making hand thrown pottery, dinnerware, and one-of-a-kind art pottery for over 25 years. Their work is set apart from other artists by its exceptional craftsmanship and brilliant colors. Martha and Nathan, a mother-and-son team, come from a rich pottery heritage.

Their studio and gallery are located on the banks of the Haw River near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

All pottery made at the Mays Pottery is hand thrown, no other methods are used. Traditional techniques and ancient Japanese bamboo brushwork trademark our work. The porcelain is crafted by the duo in a maze of detailed production processes that yield the most beautiful and functional porcelain attainable.

Please note: the entrance is 23 Durham Eubanks Rd. The address is at an intersection with mailing address of 4762 US Highway 15/501.


Hours: Mon (excluding Tue) – Sat, 10am – 5pm. Sun, 1pm – 5pm. Please note: shop will be closed Tuesdays.
Note about directions and parking:
If you are going north, when you cross the Haw River bridge, take first right (Durham Eubanks Rd)  to access driveway.
If traveling south, make a left turn just before crossing the Haw River bridge. Shop is located on U.S. Hwy 15-501 and the access is on Durham Eubanks Rd.
When parking, you may prefer allowing the larger vehicles to use the spaces more to the right of the area. Parking at the far left is difficult to back out.