My name is Gordon Batten. I own and operate a small clay studio in Western North Carolina about 10 miles from the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
About 20 years ago, I was asked to do some sinks for a client who had bought one of my dinnerware sets. They were building a new home here in the mountains and wanted a sink similar in pattern and color as the dinnerware for their new home. As time passed, the sink became more and more of a regular item. Now, sinks are the majority of my concentration. My love of building and architecture has been an encouragement for this type of item and from the sinks, many more residential pieces have developed.