cambridgepottery

Cambridge Wood-fired Pottery

Cambridge, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2008

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

cambridgepottery

Cambridge Wood-fired Pottery

Cambridge, Wisconsin | 256 Sales

Announcement    Let me begin with a favorite quote of mine from '"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert R. Persig

"So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle, as in any other task, is to cultivate the peace of mind which does not separate one's self from one's surroundings. When that is done successfully then everything else follows naturally. Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all."

Entering the home of any potter (or of those who collect pots), you will inevitably find shelves and cabinets filled with objects that document a potter's journey. Each bowl, jar or mug, reflects a level of values, thoughts and actions that are captured in clay and locked in time by fire. Good pots don't happen naturally nor easily. They are a reflection of a potter's life-long devotion to a path in clay.

My journey began in 1978 while attending Saint Johns University in central Minnesota. I was originally interested in painting but after taking a ceramics class, drawn to clay. It simply felt right. In 1981, I had a opportunity to travel to central France and worked in the historic pottery village of La Borne. It was there I had my first experience firing wood-burning kilns. I was immediately seduced by the process and results from these kilns. Returning home in 1983, I sought an apprenticeship with Todd Piker at the, Cornwall Bridge Pottery and in 1988, moved to Wisconsin where I established the foundation for my first kiln.

I thank you for taking the time to visit my shop.

Kindly,

Mark Skudlarek, Potter

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 18, 2015

Let me begin with a favorite quote of mine from '"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert R. Persig

"So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle, as in any other task, is to cultivate the peace of mind which does not separate one's self from one's surroundings. When that is done successfully then everything else follows naturally. Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all."

Entering the home of any potter (or of those who collect pots), you will inevitably find shelves and cabinets filled with objects that document a potter's journey. Each bowl, jar or mug, reflects a level of values, thoughts and actions that are captured in clay and locked in time by fire. Good pots don't happen naturally nor easily. They are a reflection of a potter's life-long devotion to a path in clay.

My journey began in 1978 while attending Saint Johns University in central Minnesota. I was originally interested in painting but after taking a ceramics class, drawn to clay. It simply felt right. In 1981, I had a opportunity to travel to central France and worked in the historic pottery village of La Borne. It was there I had my first experience firing wood-burning kilns. I was immediately seduced by the process and results from these kilns. Returning home in 1983, I sought an apprenticeship with Todd Piker at the, Cornwall Bridge Pottery and in 1988, moved to Wisconsin where I established the foundation for my first kiln.

I thank you for taking the time to visit my shop.

Kindly,

Mark Skudlarek, Potter

Items

 

All Items

Mark Skudlarek

Contact shop owner

Mark Skudlarek

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(71)
See reviews that mention:
quality 3 shipping 15 customer service 5
  • Jacob on Aug 11, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great bowl for a great gift!

  • truecontis on Aug 5, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    The colors are exquisite! Came carefully packaged. Thank you!

  • truecontis on Aug 5, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful mug - makes morning coffee even better

  • Kaitlynn on Jul 30, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This item arrived incredible fast, less than 24 hours after I placed the order. The mug itself is beautifully crafted.

  • Heidi on Jul 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love this vendor - I own 7 plates and they are holding up to daily use and dishwasher in a household of 4 with 5 & 8 year old boys. This bowl makes it easier for the boys to focus as they make their eggs in the morning. slow pour so there are not splatters.

  • shebard919 on Jul 13, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    BEAUTIFUL. I ordered two of these - one for me and one my roommate so we can drink coffee together on our new balcony! They are so well crafted and solid, just unique enough but still a perfect pair! Great sizing, too. I'm thrilled!

  • officecat on Jun 25, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Another beautiful mug in a different color so everyone can identify their cup! It arrived in good time, nicely packaged. Thank you!

  • officecat on Jun 25, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and the perfect shape for my morning coffee! I used to live close to the shop, so I was happy to find some new mugs for sale online!

  • Kelley on Jun 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is the most beautiful mug I’ve ever owned. It’s my most prized possession now. The PERFECT shape and size

  • Mark on May 2, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    It's a beautiful piece. Thank you!

About cambridgepottery

Sales 256
On Etsy since 2008

Around the web

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2018
I have been producing functional wood-fried stoneware for over 30 years. My way of working stresses that I am involved with every step of the process from mixing clay to selling the finished piece from my showroom directly to my customers Etsy is my attempt to make that showroom a little more accessible to new and old customers alike. If you see something you like in my shop and would like to order more than one, it is possible that I have more pots of that series in my showroom. Please feel free to contact me if you're interested in sets.
For more information, please visit my website, cambrdgepottery.com.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
My hope is that you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase. However, if you are not happy with the work after it arrives, please notify me as to why. At that point, please send it back to me, insured, and I will refund the purchase price minus shipping.
Payment
Cambridge Wood-fired Pottery accepts PayPal, personal checks, and Money Orders however PayPal is the preferred method for transactions which will expedite shipping.
Payment or contact is required within three days of purchase.
Wisconsin residents add 5.5% Sales Tax
Shipping
I ship UPS ground unless otherwise specified by customer. Shipment within three(business) days of payment, cleared e check, personal checks or money orders.

I double box and use recycled shipping materials so if you have allergy issues please contact me before shipment. Insurance is included.

Contact me if your item arrives broken. You will need to take it and all of the original packaging to UPS to file a claim. I will notify you with a tracking number when the item ships.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS please convo me for adjusted shipping rate to your country. Customs fees vary by country, buyer is responsible for those fees.