GossCraeft

Wheel-thrown & high-fired functional stoneware pottery.

Medford, Massachusetts

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About GossCraeft

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On Etsy since 2018

A Clay-Wright's Progress.

The Rockingham County Gazette, Derry Edition – Vol 6, No 12 – March 19, 1980
“Stephen Goss said he likes to step in mud. But he wouldn’t touch it with his hands. He would like to end the mud season with minimal fanfare.”

Oh, how things have changed.

I make wheel-thrown and hand-built functional pottery with the emphasis on the tactile and the intention of contemplation, while exploring the Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi, mono no aware, and shibusa.

“…all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.”

“If an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing…”

“…things that exhibit in paradox and all at once the very best of everything and nothing: Elegant simplicity. Effortless effectiveness. Understated excellence. Beautiful imperfection.”

The objects made by my hands should feel right in yours, unique vessels from which to eat and drink while pondering life, the universe, and everything.

Or simply enjoy a nice hot cup of tea.

This is my inspiration, motivation, and raison d’être as I continue to learn, create, and evolve.

Thank you and enjoy!

– Stephen Edward Goss of GossCræft Pottery

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  • Stephen Edward Goss

    Owner

    One-of-a-kind functional high-fired stoneware pottery from my home studio in Medford MA and Mudflat Studios in Somerville MA.

  • Shino

    Assistant

    Napping in sunny spots, being adorable, and inspiring glaze selections.

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Last updated on Apr 16, 2021
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Care instructions

All of my pottery is high-temperature fired glazed stoneware and porcelain (cone 6-10 reduction & oxidation) and all pieces are non-toxic, lead-free, dishwasher-ready, and microwave-safe, but I would encourage you to caress these with hot soapy water and not zap them with radiation.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If this is a gift for someone, let me know and I will see if I can whip together something slightly more festive than the usual repurposed packaging. I try to reuse and/or recycle my packaging as much as possible, and minimize the use plastic and styrofoam, if at all.

Sizing details

I try to measure my pieces as precisely as I can within a quarter of an inch, and have recently included a standard sized aluminum can in my photos for scale. Sorry, no cans of beans are included with purchase.