functional pots and beyond…
We have been making and selling pottery at our studio and gallery for over 40 years. There are always new things to see and everything is hand-made and one-of-a-kind.
In our gallery, you will find the largest and most diverse selection of Fireborn pottery anywhere, plus work from other artists, including glass, jewelry, pottery, and prints. You will also find our larger scale work, experimental work, and sale items.
You will appreciate the balance, weight, and feel of each piece. Touching is important.
Studio tours, by our knowledgable staff, are available. We hope you enjoy using your pottery as much as we enjoyed making it.
Open Tuesday through Saturday: noon to 5:00
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Closed December 31 through January 3
Our kiln holds about 700 pots. We fire every three weeks on average so there is always fresh new work in the gallery.
Kiln openings are always exciting. It is like Christmas morning, but it happens more than once a year! There are always surprises and the best is when an experimental glaze or technique is transformed by the fire into a beautiful work of art (FireBORN i.e. birthed in fire). There is always something new.
As the temperature inside the kiln increases the color goes from red to orange to white as we climb to 2400 degrees. A firing takes 18 hours to heat up and another 18 to cool down.
Making pots involves many steps but our favorite and most creative part is forming new pieces from the soft clay. Most of our work is thrown on a potter’s wheel. Sometimes we alter thrown pieces to create more organic forms. Sometimes we use slabs and other hand-building techniques. Sometimes we design in a sketch book, but usually we sketch directly in clay. As we work we visualize the final product, including its form, color and function.