gottuso

Sofia's Dad's Pots

337 Sales

gottuso

Sofia's Dad's Pots

337 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(114)

Announcement   Functional porcelain ceramics made by none other than Sofia's Dad. Glazes are dishwasher safe, microwave-able and are LEAD FREE. You can eat off of them and drink out of them and I do. Pots are thrown on an electric wheel and fired in an electric kiln. These pieces are decorated using a combination of chattering and etching using a resist. Chattering is a method of allowing a metal "rib" to bounce on the surface of a rotating vessel while the resist method is done by physically painting a resist on with a brush and etching the areas that are left exposed. The latter method can be done multiple times and the combination of techniques results in various delicate and visually complex decorations.

Note: I will ship anywhere that the US Postal Service ships which is almost everywhere. I have successfully shipped to England, Belgium and Australia. If you live outside the US, just send me a message via Etsy or email me at go2sew(at)gmail(dot)com and I will pack the piece, take it to the Post Office, get the shipping price, and edit the listing with said price to your particular country.

Please visit my blog at http://jimgottuso.wordpress.com to get a glimpse of how things are made and the life of a potter.

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Last updated on Feb 12, 2016

Functional porcelain ceramics made by none other than Sofia's Dad. Glazes are dishwasher safe, microwave-able and are LEAD FREE. You can eat off of them and drink out of them and I do. Pots are thrown on an electric wheel and fired in an electric kiln. These pieces are decorated using a combination of chattering and etching using a resist. Chattering is a method of allowing a metal "rib" to bounce on the surface of a rotating vessel while the resist method is done by physically painting a resist on with a brush and etching the areas that are left exposed. The latter method can be done multiple times and the combination of techniques results in various delicate and visually complex decorations.

Note: I will ship anywhere that the US Postal Service ships which is almost everywhere. I have successfully shipped to England, Belgium and Australia. If you live outside the US, just send me a message via Etsy or email me at go2sew(at)gmail(dot)com and I will pack the piece, take it to the Post Office, get the shipping price, and edit the listing with said price to your particular country.

Please visit my blog at http://jimgottuso.wordpress.com to get a glimpse of how things are made and the life of a potter.

Jim Gottuso

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Etched Porcelain Vase With Stripes
$48.00
Etched Porcelain Vase With Calligraphic Design
$48.00
Etched Porcelain Vase With Calligraphic Design
$55.00
Etched Porcelain Vase With Calligraphic Design
$55.00
Etched Porcelain Teacup With Calligraphic Design
$48.00
Etched Porcelain Teacup With Calligraphic Design
$48.00
Etched Porcelain Teacup With Calligraphic Design
$48.00
Etched Porcelain Teacup With Calligraphic Design
$42.00
Etched Porcelain Teacup With Calligraphic Design
$48.00
Etched Porcelain Bowl With Calligraphic Design
$45.00
Etched Porcelain Bowl With Calligraphic Design
$48.00
Etched Porcelain Bowl With Calligraphic Design
$45.00
Etched Porcelain Bowl With Calligraphic Design
$45.00
Etched Porcelain Bowl With Calligraphic Design
$52.00
Etched Porcelain Bowl With Calligraphic Design
$62.00
Etched Porcelain Bowl With Calligraphic Design
$62.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(114)
Lori Moss

Lori Moss on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As always, a beautiful product from Jim Gottuso! Everything I have ordered has been nothing short of perfection. Will order again and again! Love how things are packed and how quickly they're shipped too!

Lori Moss

Lori Moss on Nov 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bowl is absolutely perfect for a serving of soup or oatmeal! It would also be great as a teabowl. It fits right in my hand so well and the depth makes it a bigger serving than you might think! I absolutely love the pink!💓. As always, super fast shipping and excellent packing! This is my eighth pot from Jim' very talented hands. I am proud to add this to my collection! Just ate soup from this one after working all day and it was perfect. A joy to hold.

Lori Moss

Lori Moss on Oct 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Well what can I say except WOW! To hold your own Gottuso pot is a wonderful experience. A feast for the sense of touch and of sight! Soooo well made with an incredible attention to detail. Can't wait to use this today! Packaging and speedy shipping also get an A+. Lifetime customer!

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About

Sofia's Dad's Pots

In 2004 my daughter was born and the realization that pursuing my lifelong dream of making ceramics was either now or never hit home so we jumped in and never looked back. I started making pots in a small back room in our home and quickly outgrew the space. After a couple years of that, the "room" was torn off the back of the house and an addition was added creating a larger space. Things have been moving along quite rapidly as my daughter is 7 already and I have 7 years of making pots under my belt. The processes used are fairly time consuming and I add bodies of work to this store some five times a year.

My work is functional and decorative porcelain fired in an electric kiln. Most of the deco on the more ornate pieces is calligraphic, my own personal calligraphy. I am compelled by a continuous fascination with what happens when pen, pencil or, in my case, brush come into contact with other surfaces like paper, canvas and, in my case, clay. What's left behind is a permanent physical record of many many decisions made quickly during the process. This physical record is not simply visual but is tactile as well and although the internet has yet to deliver tactility, many customers have let me know that they were surprised and happy when they finally got to hold their piece and feel the surface.

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  • Jim Gottuso

    Owner, Maker, Shellacker

    My name is Jim Gottuso and I've been making pots since 2004 when my daughter was born. I quit my job back then realizing that it was now or never as far as my ambition to make ceramics was concerned.

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