About Us

Black Mountain Studios

We will be closing the gallery and on-line store the end of September, 2018.  We wish to thank all of our loyal friends and customers.  

If you wish to order something you can do so with the items listed here on the site or call as we do have more items at the shop.

If you wish to stop by please call first as we are keeping irregular hours.  828.686.1011


We will still be making the Carolina Flaming Rocks for a while.  If you are looking for a special color or style call or email at the above noted listings. We are the home of the Carolina Flaming Rocks. Each rock is an original piece that varies in color and shape from the rest of them. They are all hand-shaped, drilled, and sealed. Wicks are made in-house.

Our staff is wonderful and willing to help you find that perfect item. 

Maud and Austin Boleman are the owners of the studio and creators of the Black Mountain Studio line of pottery.

Maud has been making pottery for over 25 years.  She moved to the mountains of western North Carolina to open the studio and play in clay. She loves getting her "old" hands dirty.

Austin loves playing with fire and has also been making art over three decades.  His love for fire has led him to study many of the raku processes.  His latest study was with David Roberts in Italy.  He did an intensive study to further develop his skills with "lost raku or naked raku".  In addition to his vessel forms, he is making amazing body forms.  


Give us a call at 828.686.1011 or come visit:

Black Mountain Studios
626 Old Lytle Cove Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778