cambridgepottery

Cambridge Wood-fired Pottery

Cambridge, Wisconsin
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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

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  • Gail on Nov 8, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what we were looking for! We love it.

  • Patrick on Oct 29, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    WOW. can’t wait to use it.

  • Sherry on Oct 28, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    WOW How cool is this. Delicious chicken. Can't wait to try short ribs.

  • Gloria on Oct 26, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Was packaged and shipped well, I’m satisfied

  • robert on Oct 2, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great piece of pottery, love that it was wood fired by a true craftsman

  • Bob on Sep 30, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Shipped fast packaged great can't wait to use

  • Jill on Aug 10, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely stunning. Excellent customer service and communication with seller. Super fast shipping and packaged with care. Item arrived just as pictured and described. I plan on returning for many more purchases. I highly recommend this seller.

  • X on Aug 9, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly beautiful piece. Finely shaped, crazing in the glaze, and blue-green colors of the sea. Oinopa ponton, Homer would say. Heft is substantial. I look forward to displaying this prominently--the work of a true craftsman.

  • pamelachuff on Aug 5, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    I couldn’t wait to receive my Chicken Brick! Now I can’t wait to bake a chicken in it! The craftsmanship is impressive!

  • Jeffrey on Jul 31, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality as usual. Thanks and we will be buying more.

About cambridgepottery

Sales 553
On Etsy since 2008

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
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.

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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.