Handmade Functional Pottery

Handmade Functional Pottery


Unique stoneware ceramics for your home and garden

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Unique stoneware ceramics for your home and garden

About Me

My Work

I create handbuilt as well as wheel-thrown pieces, most often using white stoneware.  I mix most of my own glazes and fire at high temperature.   I’ve acquired deep respect for the constant balance of wet vs dry, thin vs thick, delicate vs durable. 

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My Specialties

Because clay is a basic, humble material, I prefer creating simple, functional pottery that has a natural place in a person’s everyday life.  My intention is to bring beauty into everyday objects so my pottery is a distinct pleasure to use.  I especially love carving, slip decorating, and texturing moist clay. 

My Inspirations

I have deep respect for the “rustic” aspects of life—those hard-working, calloused, unpretentious, earthy aspects that support and enrich our lives and spirits. My glaze palette represents forest, water, rock, and earth—natural elements that greatly inspire me.  I strive to make my handmade pottery a personal gift, something that connects my heart with yours.

Events

September 14-15, 2019

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Santa Clara Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051

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September 14-15, 2019

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

Come visit the Purple Door Pottery booth at  one of my very favorite events!  This will be the 39th year for this art & wine festival. There’s LOTS of art, great foods, wines & beers, three entertainment stages for local talent, and a kids play area. All proceeds raised from the festival benefit Santa Clara-based charities, so come enjoy this great city event! 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Santa Clara Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051

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