People have always made art out of the everyday, and nowhere is this more evident than in pottery and fine porcelain. The Leland Little Pottery & Porcelain Department offers the very best of the world’s tableware and decorative objects - from the earthenware artistry of sought-after North Carolina pottery like Jugtown and Ben Owen to the refined tradition of Europe’s famed porcelain makers like Meissen, KPM and Royal Crown Derby.
Fashion, Pottery & Porcelain Director
Pam grew up in a family that valued history and art. As a child she waded in the Toledo Museum of Art fountain and played board games surrounded by Old Masters and Miro, Meissen and Royal Doulton. Pam’s move to North Carolina in 1991 allowed her to open an antiques shop while simultaneously educating herself in Southern furniture and pottery. Pam joined the Leland Little team in the late 1990's. Her devotion to craftsmanship and personal interest in the history of fashion made her a perfect fit to head the Couture Department.
The mid-century Modernists weren't the first to come up with the idea of "industrial design." Centuries before the Eames and Bertoias of the world had deep thoughts and manufacturing dreams about making relevant design available to the masses, the Dutch were making beautiful Delftware for profoundly practical purposes.
The creative magic of Joe Rowand was in full flower from the moment he opened his Somerhill Gallery at Straw Valley on US 15/501 on the edge of Chapel Hill in 1972.
Not all revolutions come with rally cries and drum beats. Some, like the rise of American women ceramicists at the turn of the century, are more quietly radical, but they bend the arc of equality nonetheless.
At Leland Little "Arts of the South" generally refers to Southern Pottery and Folk Art. But when we add Durham, North Carolina, photographer and florist Allison Donnelly to the mix, the definition gets a little more botanical.
Relax in a comfy chair, sip your chamomile tea, and dive into our step-by-step guide on how to create hygge in your home this holiday season.
The first thing I saw after I came to was this huge Lichtenstein pop-art poster. If it had been a Raphael Madonna I might have thought I'd died and gone to heaven. But Lichtenstein? I died and went to the Museum of Modern Art? -Joel Siegel, upon awakening in the recovery room at New York Hospital, Lessons for Dylan
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse