Pottery

The following photographs represent the range and style of my current work. Nature is the main source of inspiration. I choose to make colored and textured pieces that are both beautiful to look at and useful in everyday life. I am drawn to greens, blues, browns and beiges although I am comfortable working with other colored glazes as well.

Any type of functional pottery, including plates, bowls, cups, platters, serving dishes and planters may be custom-ordered. Each piece is fired two times (once before the glazes are applied, and once after). All clay work is microwave, dishwasher, and food safe.

Colors are available in a variety of glossy and matt finishes and/or using natural surfaces such as the bare clay. Please see the contact page to email me with any special or custom-made requests.

Photos by Greg Mauger and videos by the artist.

pottery planter

Wheel-thrown pottery planter in white porcelain clay with two coats of hand-painted blue rutile glaze and two coats of indigo blue glaze onto bisque-fired piece.

cobalt blue and white fire bowl with flame

Wheel-thrown ceramic fire bowl that includes a large outer bowl and a smaller inside bowl along with polished blue fire river stones. Hand-dipped cobalt and white glazes to create this effect. Flame burns for up to 30 minutes with regular rubbing alcohol.

Wheel-thrown ceramic fountain that includes a larger outer and smaller inside bowl and polished green fire glass. Comes fully assembled.  Just add water, plug in, and enjoy the sound of your fountain!

pottery place setting

Wheel-thrown pottery dinner set comprised of a small salad/soup bowl, medium dessert plate, and large dinner plate. Speckled brownstone clay fired and then dipped in satin white matt glaze and fired slowly to enhance the effect of speckles on the surface of the piece. This three-piece set was part of a large dinner set that was custom-ordered by a client. Dinner sets may be ordered in any combination of sizes and shapes.

pottery chip and dip dish

Wheel-thrown pottery chip and dip dish in white stoneware, dipped ½ in cobalt high gloss glaze and ½ in white satin matt with glaze overlap to create this special effect.

swirled brown and white bowl

Wheel-thrown pottery bowl using a variety of white and brown clay types (white stoneware, speckled brownstone, chocolate stoneware) that have been wedged and layered together prior to making the form on the wheel. Swirls are created as the piece is thrown and shaped on the wheel. Clear glaze applied on top and inside the bowl to ensure that it is food-safe.

Wheel-thrown ceramic fountain that includes a larger outer and smaller inside bowl and polished blue and white fire glass. Comes fully assembled.  Just add water, plug in, and enjoy the sound of your fountain!

white teacup set

Wheel-thrown teacup set on speckled brownstone clay with hand-carved facets dipped in white satin matt glaze.

star diamond plate

Medium sized wheel-thrown white stoneware clay plate with geometric stencils affixed to the surface to create shapes. Blue and green underglazes applied to the bare clay prior to the first firing using an atomizer method to create the sprayed effect of colors around the shapes. Clear glaze applied on top and bottom of plate to ensure food-safety.

large green pottery bowl

Wheel-thrown large porcelain clay bowl with four coats of hand-painted dark green and jade green glazes.

blue green textured vase

Wheel-thrown speckled brownstone clay vase with hand-carved surface decorations to create the vertical and horizontal textures. Four coats of caramel and jade green glazes applied to the clay surface.

cream colored carved dinner plate

Wheel-thrown chocolate clay plate with hand-carved lotus flower surface decorations inspired by a trip to India. Bisque-fired piece dipped into cream colored glaze. This large plate is part of a large dinner set that was custom-ordered by a client. Dinner sets may be ordered in any combination of sizes and shapes.

2 brown textured vases

Two wheel-thrown speckled brownstone clay vases with clear matt or white matt glazes painted inside each piece and lichen white glaze applied outside to create this textured effect.

brown stoneware bread baker/covered dish

Wheel-thrown unglazed chocolate brown stoneware bread baker/covered dish with white lotus flowers hand-painted onto the surface of the clay.

multi green platter

Wheel-thrown large porcelain clay platter with four coats of hand-painted dark green and jade green glazes.

three candlesticks

Wheel-thrown candlesticks thrown in three pieces per stick and combined using speckled brownstone clay. Cream glaze hand-dipped onto bisque-fired pieces prior to the second firing.

blue green bowl

Wheel-thrown pottery bowl in speckled brownstone clay with four coats of cobalt blue and jade green glazes hand-painted onto the piece.

two toned blue fire bowl with flame

Wheel-thrown ceramic fire bowl that includes a large outer bowl and a smaller inside bowl along with polished blue and white fire glass. Four hand-painted coats of blue rutile and indigo glazes to create this effect. Flame burns for up to 30 minutes with regular rubbing alcohol.

three vases

Wheel-thrown speckled brownstone clay vases with white matt and frosted turquoise glazes hand-dipped with overlap to create the green tones.

blue bowl

Wheel-thrown pottery bowl in white stoneware clay with four coats of hand-painted blue rutile and indigo blue glazes.

blue and white bowl

Wheel-thrown white stoneware clay bowl dipped ½ in cobalt high gloss glaze and ½ in white stain matt glaze with overlap.