PlainsPottery

Plains Pottery

Plains, Pennsylvania · 5 Sales

PlainsPottery

Plains Pottery

Plains, Pennsylvania 5 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   One of a kind pottery you will not find anywhere else. All hand made and individually signed.
Here is a little bit of my philosophy on the work I make that you see here:
My day job is designing products. I can go to many large distributors/stores/web sites and find products I have designed For example, I designed a utility cart this year that has an expected sales of 30,000+ carts. If I want to make the same thing again and again there are ways for me to easily do just that. When I sit down to make a clay object, it is my primary goal to make every single one different but still able to preform the original function ie. a cup must deliver fluids to the mouth other than that... everything is fair game to be different. So, please enjoy these truly one of a kind works.
Thank you for taking a look
-Kyle

I do my best to hand write the Person, place, date on the bottom of each piece, this will always be inscribed by hand because I believe it says something a little more than using the same stamp over and over:
An example of what a signature would look like for 2014:
KS PLAINS, PA. '14

Announcement

One of a kind pottery you will not find anywhere else. All hand made and individually signed.
Here is a little bit of my philosophy on the work I make that you see here:
My day job is designing products. I can go to many large distributors/stores/web sites and find products I have designed For example, I designed a utility cart this year that has an expected sales of 30,000+ carts. If I want to make the same thing again and again there are ways for me to easily do just that. When I sit down to make a clay object, it is my primary goal to make every single one different but still able to preform the original function ie. a cup must deliver fluids to the mouth other than that... everything is fair game to be different. So, please enjoy these truly one of a kind works.
Thank you for taking a look
-Kyle

I do my best to hand write the Person, place, date on the bottom of each piece, this will always be inscribed by hand because I believe it says something a little more than using the same stamp over and over:
An example of what a signature would look like for 2014:
KS PLAINS, PA. '14

Kyle Schumaker

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Kyle Schumaker

Reviews

No reviews in the last year
Irene

Irene on Mar 26, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love them, love them!!! These are a gift to me! Such lively colors to greet me in the morning at the office! The unique handle is so comfortable and secure to use. I am tickled more than pink! Thank you so much!

Lisa

Lisa on Mar 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beyond satisfied with this purchase!! The cup beats all other handmade ceramic mugs on Etsy by far; it's so unique and beautiful! Shipping was also unbelievably fast and it arrived packaged very tightly and secure. I will definitely buy more as gifts (and for myself), because it's such a great deal and you won't find anything like them elsewhere! Super happy with everything about this transaction-- every exclamation mark in this review is completely warranted.

Jessica

Jessica on Nov 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

These cups are beautiful! The colors are rich and vivid, the cups themselves feel sturdy and I love that they are microwave and dishwasher safe. Kyle is a really nice guy who will respond right away to questions and concerns. I have enjoyed purchasing from him!

About

Twisted tale of the Plains potter

I have always had an interest in clay, to this day I remember making my first pinch pot in 1st grade, I still have that little guy somewhere. Throughout elementary and middle school I took ceramics classes 1-3 times a week.
High school worked out perfectly for me, the headmaster appointed my sophomore year had a degree in ceramics. Which let to a well funded ceramics studio in a small school, to some degree this was my personal studio for the next 2 and a half years. I learned a great deal in this time period, how to operate kilns, honed my throwing skills, experimented with glazes and engobes, had a couple shows in the school gallery and generally got everything muddy :) I am not sure I would be the potter I am today without those years.

During the summers in college I had some amazing opportunities. I spent a summer in Santa Fe New Mexico interning with Shidoni bronze foundry during the week and apprenticing with Tesuque glass on weekends. I got a chance to meet some extraordinary people who built things for themselves, from the ground up, these were my kind of people, hard working, passionate, driven and strange as hell. The very best kind of people, the kind that have helped me to define some of my core values.

Another opportunity that has helped to define me as a person and artist are the classes I have taken at Penland School of Craft. The sense of artistic community in this place is second to none, this is a place and state of mind that I deeply wish to return to or attempt re-create myself. This is a place where I can fully focus on art for my stay and get some instruction on other methods of creating in any medium.

After college I bounced around between design jobs for a couple years, all the while acquiring design and utility patents at each place I worked. A little power tool design, a little package design, some bike related products, and currently a food service design position. FINALLY I get my own semi permanent studio space. I move in my 1 square foot kiln, hand welded extruders, and set to work building a kick wheel. I am still working to create an amazing studio space for myself, buying kilns ordering materials I know nothing about so I can fail, learn something and try again. Currently I am up and running with my extruded ceramics, wheel thrown ceramics, hand building, silk screening, welding, and small wood working. In the next couple of months (money dependent) I should be finishing up my glass equipment setup and fine tuning the 3d printer I built from scratch. I invite you to purchase some of the things I have made so I can continue to expand my capabilities, it would be much appreciated. Some day I hope this can be a stand alone operation.

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  • Kyle Schumaker

    Owner, Designer

    Industrial designer since '08. ID degree from Virginia Tech. Attended Penland School of Crafts numerous times. Interned with Shidoni bronze foundry. Apprenticed with Tesuque Glass works. I hold numerous patents. Most importantly I love clay!

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Last updated on August 11, 2013

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