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Our pottery comes from a small town nestled in the mountains of southern New Mexico. Located in Silver City, and near the headwaters of the Gila River. We are surrounded by millions of acres of national wilderness, most of it big Ponderosa forest and deep canyons, full of ancient Mimbres Indian cliff dwellings, pottery shards , and natural Hot Springs pools.
We are located over six thousand feet, on the last major mountainous outcropping of the Continental Divide.

All of our hand-crafted pieces are made to be used around the home, and to be enjoyed by family and friends.
All of our work is completely handmade- from hand-wedged balls of stoneware clay to finished piece. This is the real deal, thrown one piece at a time on the potters wheel, hand trimmed, and hand glazed with our own unique food safe glazes . No mass-produced elements are…

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Our pottery comes from a small town nestled in the mountains of southern New Mexico. Located in Silver City, and near the headwaters of the Gila River. We are surrounded by millions of acres of national wilderness, most of it big Ponderosa forest and deep canyons, full of ancient Mimbres Indian cliff dwellings, pottery shards , and natural Hot Springs pools.
We are located over six thousand feet, on the last major mountainous outcropping of the Continental Divide.

All of our hand-crafted pieces are made to be used around the home, and to be enjoyed by family and friends.
All of our work is completely handmade- from hand-wedged balls of stoneware clay to finished piece. This is the real deal, thrown one piece at a time on the potters wheel, hand trimmed, and hand glazed with our own unique food safe glazes . No mass-produced elements are used. All of our functional pottery may be used safely in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven.

We honestly love what we do, and are truly honored to be able to make a living doing what we love. Even after all these years we race out to the studio, like kids on Christmas morning, to peek into our cooling kilns. We are, quite frankly, addicted to clay!

And our business isn't just about selling people some pottery; it's about making beautiful things that become a small part of our customer's lives. We love to hear that our customers have to use "our favorite mug" for coffee each morning, and that they will go in search of it, and wash it out instead of using another one.

We pride ourselves in offering fantastic customer service. First time buyers often become loyal return customers because they fall in love with our pottery AND our friendly, professional customer service, whether you meet us online or at a craft show. It's not unusual to hear that they are back for more because they're tired of fighting the family for their "favorite" mug or bowl!

Because we personally hand make every piece, each one has its own individual spirit; although pieces may be similar no two are exactly alike - the human touch exists in every aspect of the process. Our pottery also combines all the elements of nature. It is created with earth and water, dried by the air, and reborn by fire.
we enjoy making pottery with every day use in mind; light and comfortable but also strong and durable.

All of our clays and glazes are individually formulated, hand-crafted and high-fired to cone 10 (2370 F) to make them completely vitrified and food safe.

Thanks for shopping with us and being part of our growing little circle of pottery friends.
We hope you will enjoy owning and using these pots as much as we enjoy making them.

From our home to yours.

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