Alexa Modderno

“I create natural earthy feel on contemporary simple shapes. ”

[...I love making pottery and playing in the garden....]

My background began as a child with exposure to 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional art in my mother’s home studio. I completed ceramics classes at the community college level and set up a home studio working with clay as a hobby potter. In 2002, I joined forces with professional potter David Fernandez who helped me advance my skills and broaden my knowledge of glazes and firing techniques. I soon began to create my own work and develop my own style. These experiences allowed me to turn clay into my full time profession. I now create and sell my own work locally and at juried art shows throughout the country. My functional pieces are turned on the wheel, but also do some hand building and sculptural work. My new focus is functional tableware and home décor called “Moddware”. This new line was created as a modern alternative to traditional stoneware pottery. When fired in the high temperature reduction atmosphere, the custom glazes expose the iron speckles in the clay. to create a natural earthy feel on contemporary simple shapes. David Fernandez and I were married and moved to Seagrove in 2005. We live at 136 W Main Street on the corner in downtown Seagrove. We moved our gallery space to the East side of Main St. at 129 E. Main St. The building is the historical Bank of Seagrove, built in 1921. With our combined efforts David and I offer a variety of decorative and functional pottery.


129 E. Main Street
Seagrove, NC 27341


Pottery Studio:

Seagrove Stoneware



Tuesday: - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12-4pm