Tomato Bowls and French Butter Dishes

There will be some new items appearing in our Etsy shop soon! We had a great firing, and have lots of new pieces we’re excited about. To have the first shot at owning one for yourself, you’ll have to stop…

New Items Coming Soon!

One of the great things about displaying at an art fair is getting to meet and talk to other people who love pottery as much as we do. Sometimes visitors to the booth have ideas for pieces we never would…

Getting Your Hands Dirty

My dad taught me how to change the oil in my car a few summers ago. I’d always been more of an “inside” person – reading and crocheting and such – so the act of crawling underneath a 2 ton…

Brian begins by cleaning up a few edges
Birmingham Art Fair 2013

This year’s opening show was less than ideal. After a lovely week of 70° sun, Michigan struck back with a weekend that featured 40° temps, bouts of rain, and hail. Since these aren’t quite the conditions that make people think, “I…

Opening of the Kiln

Pottery requires patience. Forming ideas into shapes at the potters wheel, pulling handles, carving spouts, attaching separate pieces of clay to create new wholes, waiting for the clay to dry enough to move on to the next step, mixing and…

Glazed pieces waiting to be transferred to the kiln.

Glazing is my favorite. I’ve always loved ceramics, and I’ve never been good at it. I was pretty much the comic relief student for the pottery class I took in college. After the professor finished an intense consult with the…

Stoneware Beer steins and Teapot by Dan Saultman

You might think that clay just does what you want it to do. Well, maybe, if you want it to be a little pinch pot. But if you are attaching handles and spouts and doing other tricky stuff with clay…