Our pottery selections are unique from artist to artist. All our pottery is hand-made by the artist and no two are ever alike, that is what makes each piece so special.
Jim Curran, of Desert Dog Pottery, spent his youth in the Mojave Desert outside of Death Valley and on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Madres. Living in these areas helped develop Curran’s interest for geology and rock hounding. Terrain changes, rock, gem, and mineral formation are the basis for his “Raw Earth Series”. Curran tries to capture the feel of earthy textures and the excitement that comes from slicing open a geode and finding an interesting pattern inside.
Prices range from $12 to $75
We are featuring new porcelain pottery by artist Carol Goltz of Willow. Her pottery reflects nature, the beauty of Alaska, and the comforts of home, family and friends. These delightful yet functional works of art are food, oven, microwave and freezer safe (but sudden extremes in temperature should be avoided.) Carol lovingly creates, carves and paints each piece and it shows!
I produce wheel-thrown, functional pottery using a stoneware clay body fired to cone 6. The pieces I am compelled to create all have an underlying theme of utility. I insist that every piece I sell works correctly for its function. The pitcher must pour and not drip, the bowl must contain its contents and not allow them to spill out the sides, the rim of a mug must fit comfortably on the lips and the handle must not pinch the fingers. I decide what I appreciate about a vessel and then attempt to create precisely what my mind sees.
In my life I have experienced that pottery adds an organic, handmade, individual, artistic, classy, elegant, bright, and personal component to my daily routines. When I can hold and enjoy a handmade vessel I feel elevated from a state of primitive survival to a magnanimous station of thriving and finding pleasure in that moment. How noble to have a one of a kind piece of art that flashes and glistens as you raise it to you lips or expose new patterns of color and textures bite after bite. The more it is used the more intricate it becomes.
Prices range from $8 to $130
Craftsman Dave Hough handcrafts his beautiful and functional pottery in the Oregon mountains where he is accessible only by a narrow road that ends at his studio, thus the name Roads End Pottery.
Dave states, “From thought (idea) to reality (form) is what throwing is about for me. There is no other material that allows me direct contact and immediate response into subtle form variations. As I am working on a particular shape, I am always balancing the ideal form and its intended function. The tension between the two has led my interest more than any other step in the process. I love to throw and seek out the perfect balance between form and function that manifests itself in every piece I create.”
All of Dave pieces undergo a fifteen step process before completion. All works are fired to 2400 degrees in a reduction atmosphere propane kiln. This type of firing gives Roads End
Pottery unique glaze variations. All glazes are lead free, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Prices range from $15 to $55
Hilborn Pottery Design, owned and operated by Rick and Nancy Hilborn, has been producing Canadian hand-made pottery since 1975. Nancy’s creative and unique design style has enabled the studio to provide a distinctive brand of functional pottery that is well-known and respected across North America, as well as affording her numerous awards and commissions. Rick, referred to as the “Assistant Potter” by their three children runs the production and business side of the studio. Truly a family run studio, Hilborn Pottery continues to offer exceptional quality and design in its hand- made ceramic pots, that are food and drink safe as well as oven, micro-wave and dishwasher proof.
Prices range from $20 to $165
Tom and Nancy Giusti Raku Pottery
What is Raku?
Raku was first used by the Japanese back in the early 1500′s to be used exclusively for the tea ceremony that is practiced throughout Japan to this day. The word Raku in early times signified “enjoyment of freedom”, today with it being made in great numbers at factories and not by individual craftsmen, the word Raku has come to mean “Low-fired ware with lead based glaze”. The pottery is more decorative than useful in the long term, as it is quite soft and fragile. Raku fired pottery made by Americans differs from that of Japanese in that our Raku is heated and buried in combustible materials such as sawdust, leaves and newspapers to give greater contrast and bright vibrant colors to the glazed surfaces.
|Raku Wall Hanging
|Nature Print Raku Wall Hanging