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August 13, 2017

McQueen

Tennessee ceramicist Leanne Moe-McQueen crafts a simple yet sophisticated line of dinnerware designed to make even an everyday meal look good.

The artist & owner: Grew up in North Dakota and graduated in 2009 with a degree in ceramics from the University of Tennessee and started working as a potter in small shop om an old brownstone in downtown Maryville. Three years later, McQueen moved next door to a larger space and opened a teaching studio. In 2014, she founded McQueen Pottery.

The company: McQueen Pottery in Maryville, Tenn., makes hand-formed dinnerware with a modern shape and fresh look.

What’s popular: Five-piece place setting ($190). A set includes a dinner, salad, and bread plate, plus a pasta bowl and mug.

Other favorites: Bud vases ($24), often in a grouping of three.

Fun requests: Working with chefs, including Sean Brock, Cassidee Dabney and Joseph Lenn, on dish collections for their restaurants.

Claim to fame: Selected by Garden & Gun magazine for a 2016 “Made in the South Award.”

Where to buy: www.mcqueenpottery.comBandT_20150926_0005 (1)

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