Potteries began back in 1986 when Janice
and Jeanne became aware that a small adobe
building behind Mama Marie’s Restaurant
was about to become available. The rent
was not expensive as the space was very
small and the location was in the historic
commercial district of Old Mesilla. It was
heavy in charm, a splendid pottery studio
space, and the roof only leaked a bit.
10 years later Bill arrived
and moved into the old adobe next door.
Janice and Bill soon married and built a
larger kiln, merging their operations. Many
more pots were made and all was well, except
for that leaky roof.