Kari and Ed McIlvaine are originally from the Republic of Panama.  After retiring from the Panama Canal and living in Florida for a few years, we moved to Bryson City, North Carolina.  Kari and Ed have developed their pottery skills by working with local well-known potters and work out of Sawmill Creek Pottery Studio and Gallery located at 80 Highway 28 South, Bryson City.  Kari and Ed have varied styles and work together to produce a line of whimsical and functional pottery.