JohnMcCoyPottery

Handmade Functional Pottery

West Palm Beach, Florida · 902 Sales

JohnMcCoyPottery

Handmade Functional Pottery

West Palm Beach, Florida 902 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(334)

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

Tea Bowl Wood Fired Chawan  G35
Tea Bowl Wood Fired Chawan G35
$38.00
Clay Coffee Mug Beer Stein Wood Fired C33
Clay Coffee Mug Beer Stein Wood Fired C33
$38.00
Clay Covered Jar Handmade Blue Ash G15
Clay Covered Jar Handmade Blue Ash G15
$145.00
Wood Fired Tumbler Beer  Wine Cup A63
Wood Fired Tumbler Beer Wine Cup A63
$30.00
Wood Fired Covered Ginger Jar Ash Urn F40
Wood Fired Covered Ginger Jar Ash Urn F40
$135.00
Tea Bowl Wood Fired Chawan F55
Tea Bowl Wood Fired Chawan F55
$40.00
Sake Set Taffy Yellow with Four  Cups B47
Sake Set Taffy Yellow with Four Cups B47
$125.00
Clay Teapot Blue with Cane Handle G34
Clay Teapot Blue with Cane Handle G34
$110.00
Wood Fired Tumbler Beer  Wine Cup A95
Wood Fired Tumbler Beer Wine Cup A95
$33.00
Clay Coffee Mug Beer Stein Wood Fired A93
Clay Coffee Mug Beer Stein Wood Fired A93
$36.00
Clay Covered Jar Soda Fired F42
Clay Covered Jar Soda Fired F42
$135.00
Clay Vase Wood Fired Pottery K86
Clay Vase Wood Fired Pottery K86
$115.00
Wood Fired Tea Set 4 Bowls D37
Wood Fired Tea Set 4 Bowls D37
$165.00
Tea Bowl Wood Fired Chawan G31
Tea Bowl Wood Fired Chawan G31
$38.00
Clay Mug Beer Stein Celadon Green G30
Clay Mug Beer Stein Celadon Green G30
$34.00
Clay Coffee Mug Beer Stein Wood  Soda Fired B67
Clay Coffee Mug Beer Stein Wood Soda Fired B67
$40.00
Wood Fired Sake Whiskey Set with Three Cups G29
Wood Fired Sake Whiskey Set with Three Cups G29
$80.00
Vase Wood Fired Pottery G96
Vase Wood Fired Pottery G96
$120.00
Clay Bottle Vase Wood Fired G26
Clay Bottle Vase Wood Fired G26
$110.00
Wood Fired Teapot with Cane Handle F38
Wood Fired Teapot with Cane Handle F38
$125.00
Tea Bowl Wood Fired Chawan  F39
Tea Bowl Wood Fired Chawan F39
$34.00
Clay Tumbler Wine Cup Wood Fired A77
Clay Tumbler Wine Cup Wood Fired A77
$35.00
Tumbler Wine Cup Wood Fired K76
Tumbler Wine Cup Wood Fired K76
$24.00
Clay Coffee Mug Beer Stein Wood Fired G95
Clay Coffee Mug Beer Stein Wood Fired G95
$42.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(334)
lisarrodgers

lisarrodgers on Jul 25, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

I love how it's made, but the color isn't as glossy as it appears which is fine. I thought it would be larger and taller, but was disappointed. However, I am going to put it on a tray (with flowers) in the kitchen with other items and the size may even be perfect for that decorating style. So, therefore it may work out anyway for how I plan to use it. I will enjoy it, as it is still very beautiful.

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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  • 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.

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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
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Care instructions

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