JohnMcCoyPottery

Handmade Functional Pottery

West Palm Beach, Florida · 901 Sales

JohnMcCoyPottery

Handmade Functional Pottery

West Palm Beach, Florida 901 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(333)

Announcement   Happy New Year!
Handmade Wood Fired and Stoneware Pottery by master potter John McCoy. Follow me on Instagram @ #johnmccoypottery and #apotaday



All work is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.
For more work please visit www.JohnMcCoyPottery.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 5, 2017

Happy New Year!
Handmade Wood Fired and Stoneware Pottery by master potter John McCoy. Follow me on Instagram @ #johnmccoypottery and #apotaday



All work is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.
For more work please visit www.JohnMcCoyPottery.com

John McCoy

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John McCoy

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(333)
Alice Bejnar

Alice Bejnar on Jul 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This great mug is 'earthy' and just what I wanted for my friend. Beautiful!

Alice Bejnar

Alice Bejnar on Jul 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My friend appreciates this mug greatly! looks wonderful.

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Updates

Large covered jars ready for the bisque kiln. @JohnMcCoyPottery

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Clay Covered Jar Copper Green and Cream F70
Clay Covered Jar Copper Green and Cream F70
$110.00
Making bowls at John McCoy Pottery

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Clay Bowl Serving Olive Green and Cranberry A79
Clay Bowl Serving Olive Green and Cranberry A79
$48.00
Back to work after the storm

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Clay Bowl Serving Olive Green and Cranberry B39
Clay Bowl Serving Olive Green and Cranberry B39
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About

My Life in Clay

I started making pottery when I was 17 years old. My father helped me build a wood kick wheel and I kept it in the garage. When I graduated high school, I went on to college on a football scholarship. Up until then I thought I would become a history teacher, but I still gravitated towards the clay studio. My epiphany came when during a football game I worried that I would hurt my hands and would not be able to get to the studio to make pots. That is when my career took on a new direction. I got my masters degree in ceramics from University of Montana, and never looked back.
After many years of teaching ceramics at university, I retired and set up my own studio at home. Even though I enjoyed teaching very much, for the first time in a long time I am able to just make pots. It is how I meditate.
Wood firing is a process used by potters that look for natural one of a kind surfaces which are a result of using different types of wood as the fuel source. This process requires a great deal of time and intensive labor while preparing, maintaining and firing the kiln. During the past 15 years I have been firing my pots in an Anagama kiln. This requires the firing of pots without glaze over a period of many days. Burning large amounts of wood produces lots of ash which melts over the pots making a natural glaze on the surface.
I feel my forms have been enhanced by the warm colors, ash deposits, textures and patterns created by the mark of the fire. This natural process allows the viewer to share my experience of working with clay, from the moment my hands form the shape to the moment in the kiln,when the flame leaves its impression on the pot forever.

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Shop members

  • John McCoy and Tony

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Make The Pottery And Feed The Dog

    I got hooked on pottery making as a teen and nothing else ever has come even close. I made it my career and my hobby and what I do to relax. My wife Amelia, who also has an Etsy Shop, does all of the postings and Tony keeps me company while I work.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2016
Welcome to John McCoyPottery. I am a functional potter. I have always thought that the objects which we surround ourselves should be comfortable to handle and beautiful. My inspiration comes from classical forms but I strive to make the work accessible so that you enjoy using them every day. Stop by and visit again.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards and etsy gift cards.
Shipping
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I ship via United States Priority Mail . The least time your purchase is in transit, the better. US Priority mail includes insurance for up to the value of the item. If you would like additional insurance the rates are as follows:
$0.75 for up to $50.00
$0.80 for $100.00 to $300.00

I will be happy to ship US Parcel Post . Transit time is approximately 5 to 12 days.

For larger pieces I ship FEDEX. The price is based on size of box and weight. The delivery is 5 working days.

Shipping rates are for the continental United States. Please contact me for shipping rates to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

I ship internationally. International shipping rates are based on the country of delivery and size of package. Please contact me for additional information.
Refunds and Exchanges
We accept exchanges, and refunds. Due to the fact that the pieces are one of a kind, exchanges will be made for an item similar to that which was originally ordered. Shipping charges will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
I strive to develop a relationship with my customers, I will work with you in case there is a problem with your order. All the work is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

More information

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

All my work is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Please do not transfer from refrigerator into a hot oven to avoid cracking.