Brick Road Creations - Hand Made Pottery

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Brick Road Creations - Hand Made Pottery

15 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Rod Wright

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Rod Wright


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

bbc325 on Feb 27, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful hand thrown pot. Exactly as pictured.


Madeleine on Jan 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely little bowl, shipped very fast. Thank you so much!

Susan Sponnoble

Susan Sponnoble on Nov 11, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

Beautifully-formed raku bowl with subtle color variations -- looks handsome on my library shelf.


Pieces uniquely individual!

Just like people, some of my pieces may not look "perfect", but then they weren't meant to be.

All of my creations are:

- lead free
- food safe
- dishwasher safe
- microwave safe
- can be used in an oven if the oven is cold when the item is placed inside it

The exception to the above are those creations glazed using the Raku (Ra-ku) process. A Raku glaze firing is considered a low-fire process, and as such does not reach the higher temperatures required for the glaze to fully mature. Pieces created with this process are inherently not food safe and do not hold liquids. Safe to the touch yes, but not food safe. The chemicals in food have a way of making things leach out that shouldn’t be ingested. And we won’t talk about the fact that Raku began as part of an ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony. Let’s just say there are reasons we live longer today. Raku items are meant to be admired, not used. All Raku creations are clearly marked on this web site.

I began mixing some of my own glazes and experimenting with colorants in 2007. Links to some of my work are at left. Along with most items is the name of the glaze(s) used. If multiple glazes were used, the outside glaze is listed first followed by the inside glaze. If it's a glaze I created, it's name begins with "Rod's".

When you look at my pieces, you may notice that several pieces may have the same glaze but don't look the same. Many factors affect the way the glaze looks after it's been fired. Among them:

- was the piece made from porcelain or stoneware
- origin of the glaze ingredients
- whether or not the glaze was well mixed when the piece was glazed
- whether a thin coat or a heavier coat of glaze was used
- placement of the piece in the kiln when it went through its glaze firing
- the other pieces in the same vicinity during the glaze firing

Choosing The Right Piece

A piece of pottery is not just a piece of pottery. As each piece is made, it begins to take on its own personality.

If you believe that any mug will do, then this is not the place for you.

There are some things to look for in a good piece of pottery.

Hot = Light - If the piece is to hold hot items, such as a mug or a bowl, then the inside should be light colored. Just as dark clothing absorbs heat, dark glazes absorb heat, and if they're on the inside of your mug, then your drink will cool off faster than if you'd used a mug with a white interior.

Hot = Narrow - If the piece is to hold hot items, it will perform it's function better if it's narrow at the top rather than wide. The less surface area that's exposed to the air, the longer it will take the contents to cool off.

Flat Handles - A round handle on a mug is hard to hold. Handles that have a flat top or bottom are more comfortable.

Size Does Matter - Make sure you're picking the right piece for its intended use. There's nothing more disheartening than falling in love with a piece of pottery and getting it home only to find out that it's too large for the place you intended to display it.

Large bowls are great if you're going to be serving a lot of food, otherwise they just let the food cool off faster.

Bowls That Flare Out Aren't Good For Serving - Think about it. You have a bowl full of peas on the dinner table. The bowl flares out at the top rather than being straight up or curved inward. As you scoop the peas with the serving spoon, what do they do? They follow the sides of the bowl. That means that rather than falling into the spoon, they fall out of the bowl and onto the table. If those peas had been served in a bowl that was straight or curved inward, those peas would be in the spoon and on your plate now, rather than all over the table waiting to be cleaned up.

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  • Rod Wright

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I began studying pottery in 2006, and quickly set up my own studio. Most of my work is created in porcelain and is usually wheel-thrown, but can also be extruded or hand built. All of my pieces are unique, not mass produced using slips and molds.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 13, 2013
I am personally responsible for all content of my sales, including all text and photography.

I follow the golden rule of treating others the way I expect to be treated. That is, with respect and courtesy. I personally respond to every email as soon as possible.

I look forward to a positive selling relationship with you. One that will result in positive feedback for both of us. Please feel free to email me if there's ever a question about merchandise for sale.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Items may be returned within three days of receipt. Purchaser pays the cost of return shipping. You must obtain an RA number from me prior to returning the item. Items returned without an RA number clearly written on the outside of the box will not be accepted. Refunds will be granted once the item is returned in re-sellable condition.
I charge sales tax for items shipped to Maryland.

Payment with a debit or credit card is expected as soon as you purchase an item. Any purchase not paid for within three days will be cancelled and the purchaser will be banned from future purchases. I know this sounds harsh, but you expect me to ship something as soon as you pay for it, and I expect you to pay for something as soon as you purchase it. Neither of us should be disappointed because we know this up front.
Everything I list is in my possession before it goes up for sale. Therefore, you can be sure that it will be shipped as soon as I receive payment. I do my best to ship within one business day of receiving your payment. I don't like waiting for things I've ordered to be shipped and you shouldn't have to wait either.

Items shipped to the United States are shipped free of charge using USPS Parcel Select Mail. If you require faster shipping, add either UPS Next Day Delivery or UPS Second Day Delivery (found in the Miscellaneous section) to your order. Add 1 of either shipping option to your order and your entire order ships using that option.

Insurance and tracking are included. You will receive an email with the tracking number as soon as the item is shipped. That way we can both track the package's progress.

Items shipped to other countries are shipped using UPS with insurance and tracking included. *** NOTE *** All duties, taxes, etc. for items shipped to a country outside the United States will be paid by the recipient. You will receive an email with the tracking number as soon as the item is shipped. That way we can both track the package's progress.

Please be advised that when possible, I use recycled shipping materials. Not only does it help keep costs down, but it's better for the environment.