Betsy Long Wech, Casually Elegant Pottery

Betsy has been throwing pottery on her kick wheel for over 40 years, and currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida. Visit the Casually Elegant Pottery Etsy shop for beautiful, nature-inspired serving dishes and bird baths.

About the Artist

My goal is to create pottery that makes everyday tasks special. Your morning coffee from a mug large enough to wrap your hands around on a chilly day. A piece of fruit taken from a graceful, footed bowl in the center of your table. Cheese and crackers served to your guests from a colorful, leafy platter. My specialty is functional ware, and I ascribe to the old Shaker belief that ” utility is the highest form of beauty.”

My motto: “Serve with Style!”

Born and raised in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, I migrated to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Agnes Scott College. My intention: to become an art teacher. But pottery became my passion, so there was a slight diversion! I have done the gallery thing, craft shows, open studio sales, and now — internet market through I am currently establishing my studio on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, Florida. The beauty of the beach and the coastal lifestyle will add a new vision, I am sure. Inspiration is everywhere!

Text and Images Copyright 2013 Betsy Long Wech, used by permission.



4 Responses to Betsy Long Wech, Casually Elegant Pottery

  1. My ETSY shop is easily found by searching btlw. Thanks!

    • Jean says:

      Betsy Wech,
      I received the BEAUTIFUL shallow dainty pie plate that you created. Quite the addition to my pottery collection!

      Thanks so much….also, it was packaged so beautifully and so well…

      Pacifica, CA

  2. Gail McGuinness says:

    i bought one of your beautiful leaf’s at the junior service Gala and I was wondering if you have a store in St. Augustine or are you just on line. Please let me know if you do have a store and where it is thank you very much

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