So Stoked Pottery operates out of Southside Studios, an artist collective in Asheville, North Carolina. Maker Eli Nelms moved to Asheville in the Fall of 2011 to pursue life as a studio potter. In addition to a gas kiln, they fire wood kilns in the Southeast with groups of other ceramists. All pots are hand-built using custom templates and molds of their design. Textures and patterns are individually free-hand carved on each piece. Inspiration comes from Southern Appalachian flora, fauna, and textiles.