"what is functional pottery"
we love this question!
In a simple terms, our homemade pots are meant for everyday use, they are sturdy pieces of pottery. Our pots have been lovingly created by hand from clay that was specifically selected by each artist. Our pots come with hand brushed artwork, they come sculpted, some with decals that are burned on and imposed while being fired. Our pots come in vibrant colors and neutral colors; we could go on and on about glazing, but know we fall into the pottery nerd category in doing so. It is important to say though, is truly scientific and mathematical formulas with the end result of "stunning". It is also the crowning moment of pots to see just how the colors turned out after they've been fired. Let's talk about firing, it is a gamble. A potter loads the kiln with great expectations and the haunting reality of knowing that some pieces will make it...others [sadly] will not. Regardless, the potter is always looking for the end result being a large quantity of pieces and whole lot of artistic satisfaction.
So in closing, know that prior to coming to the gallery, your pottery spends some impressive personal time with each potter and comes with such attention to detail that not using it is almost a crime...in at least five states. Use your pots, you will be so glad you did.