A Creative Journey

NOTE: I am currently doing shows and my inventory is in flux. I have turned off ecommerce on this site. Please contact me if you see a piece you wish to purchase.

I started pottery in 2016. With lots of encouragement from the people at the Alexandria Clay Coop, I found I had a knack for it, leaning more toward the creative side of clay and less toward perfecting the skills needed to make flawless works. It is a hobby. I am not a pro or a high-volume producer. My stuff isn’t perfect. “Matching Set” isn’t a phrase in my vocabulary. I might go down one creative road for a while, and then decide to go in a completely different direction.

Usually, I sell at a couple of art shows and give other pieces as gifts. Last year, the main show I picked was too early in the season, and people weren’t buying. This year, with COVID-19, I don’t know if there will even be craft shows and I actually have more time for pottery.

So I created this site to display my pottery and also showcase my ecommerce skills.

Please feel free to explore and perhaps buy. I hate shipping and I am sorry the shipping prices are so high. If you are in the Baltimore-Washington area, contact me and I can give you a coupon for free shipping. You can either pick pieces up in Alexandria or I will hand deliver it to you.

At this point, I can’t take commission work unless I have a six-month window. And note the issue with not being very good at making matching sets.

I tried to get the color in the photos accurate and I think I succeeded for the most part. The shiny nature of some of the pieces caused reflections and I attempted to reduce them as much as possible.

I have not tested any of the pieces to make sure they are food safe, as this is an involved process. Having said that, the glazes I used are lead-free are generally considered to be food safe.

With the more colorful pieces that have a seaweed glaze, I would not run them through the dishwasher. Most of the other ones should be OK.

I include the length, width, height and weight for most of the pieces. For round pieces, the width and height are the diameter. The weights are estimates. If there is no weight listed, that generally means that they are under a pound.