Branded Vessels Pottery

The pottery

Each pottery piece is a handcrafted, one of a kind creation by North Carolina potter Vanessa Baughman. I use techniques of wheel throwing, hand building or both together; and most of my designs come from the many wonders of nature. The clay I use is medium to high fire clay's in brown and white colors. Most glazes are made at our studio. All the glazes are non-toxic, dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe (preheat with oven) unless labeled with a (lead-glaze) mark.

We transformed our large shed into the pottery studio and gallery, which has always been a dream of mine. We call it the "pottery shed." If you are in the area and would like to stop by, feel free to make an appointment by using the Contact page.

Every fall we have an Open House which gives my clients the ability to shop around in the atmosphere of the "pottery shed" and see the aspects of pottery design and glaze making. One benefit of the Open House is the 30% of sales so towards your choice of 4 charities. Check out the Charities page for more information.


I hope you enjoy each piece with its unique  aesthetics, feel, and function.

Our studio is about 1.5 hours Northeast of Seagrove the pottery mecca of North Carolina.


​~ Vanessa

BVP Updates

Pottery classes

Fall pottery classes for Girl Scout Troops are underway. Please contact us if your troop is interested.


Personal Pottery Classes

If you are interested in taking a pottery class, I teach those also. I teach pinch, coil, slab and wheel. Classes are usually in late spring and summer with the last class featuring glazing using homemade glazes by my husband the chemist. Please contact us if you are interested.