LukeLangholzPottery

Luke Langholz Pottery

Fort Collins, Colorado

Announcement    Each piece of pottery is wheel-thrown and decorated by hand using colored slips, sgraffito, and relief carving. The pots are then fired in an electric kiln using food, dishwasher, and microwave safe glazes keeping each piece as functional as it is beautiful.

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Each piece of pottery is wheel-thrown and decorated by hand using colored slips, sgraffito, and relief carving. The pots are then fired in an electric kiln using food, dishwasher, and microwave safe glazes keeping each piece as functional as it is beautiful.

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About LukeLangholzPottery

Sales 35
On Etsy since 2009

Midwestern Potter

I find the appeal of pottery in the marriage of beauty and functionality, embellishment and simplicity, form and function, fine art and humble craft. Equally at home on the mantle or in the dining room, my work is created to be well used.

Each piece begins as a lump of clay and must be shaped and molded to the perfect form before I will move forward with it into a finished pot. Smaller pieces are often created with function at the foremost thought, but receive the same attention to detail and care in decoration as my larger fine art pieces. I approach larger vessels as challenges – larger surfaces waiting for my mark, works of substance.

I approach each thrown pot as a medium for expression through my use of decorative carving and colored slips. My decorative work is entirely freeform. Through my decoration I try to capture natural movement along the surface of the pot in lines and gestures that compliment the form and nature of the piece. These gestures often reflect bonds that exist between the clay and the natural world – suggestions, rather than representations, of flora and fauna, earth and water.

For inspiration in form and style, I draw from rich ceramic traditions of the American Southwest, East Asia, as well as the heritage of my mentors and teachers in the Upper Midwest. It is my desire to honor these traditions while exploring new territory in my own work.

Born and raised in north central Iowa, I was always vested in the arts spending most of my youth drawing and painting with the occasional foray into the third dimension. I studied at Luther College in Decorah, IA, where I nearly dropped my first pottery class after finding it intolerably frustrating. I eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics. I further developed my personal style and practices for two years as a member of the Northern Colorado Pottery Guild in Fort Collins, CO, and in 2010 I established my first home studio in Pierre, SD.

In 2013 I returned to the mountains of my post-youth and now live and work in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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  • Luke Langholz

    Owner, Maker, Potter.

    Born and raised in north central Iowa, I produce stoneware pottery of all sizes and shapes - from small cups to large vases - in my home studio in Fort Collins, CO. I am a fan of loud (and quiet) music, tasty food, and fluffy dogs.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you for checking out my work here on Etsy!

I produce quality stoneware pottery of all sizes and shapes, from small cups to large vases. I find the appeal of pottery in the marriage of beauty and functionality, embellishment and simplicity, form and function, fine art and humble craft. Equally at home on the mantle or in the dining room, my work is created to be well used.

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Refunds offered only in the event of damage during shipping, which is covered under shipping insurance.
Shipping
I ship all pots via USPS. Shipment will occur after I've received payment. Shipping rates include shipping insurance coverage.

Because it is difficult to predict exact shipping charges for work like this, if the difference in billed shipping vs. actual cost to ship (including insurance and any additional costs) is greater than $2.00, I will refund that difference back to you via Paypal.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about my work. If you're interested in placing a special order, I'll be happy to work out the details with you, so long as the order is within the realm and scope of my artistic voice and values (e.g., you don't see any pots painted with polka-dotted pigs here, do you?).