hughespottery

Artisan ceramics handmade for your table and kitchen

Tionesta, Pennsylvania

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Last updated on Oct 24, 2022

Hi loyal customers! We’re migrating all of our online sales to our website at:

www.hughespottery.com

Please visit us there and follow along with our story at one of our social media links at:

https://linktr.ee/Hughespottery

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Charles and Rowan Hughes

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Charles and Rowan Hughes

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About hughespottery

Sales 6,168
On Etsy since 2008

We want our work to get covered in oatmeal!

Our Story
....as told by Rowan Rose

This is the story of a boy, a girl, some dirt and a dream.

When I met Charlie Hughes in 1997, he was selling his pottery at a show where I was also vending. He had studied ceramics at Penn State University and was now peddling his wares on the road, trying to make a living in the clay biz. I was a self-taught stained glass artist, and selling at art shows was a very occasional thing for me. We quickly became good friends (and I became a dedicated customer), and over the years a long and strange romance ensued.

I proposed to Charlie in 2007 in the very same spot we met all those years ago and we married in the summer (and twice in the fall) of 2008. That's our summer wedding picture over there on the right!

I never thought I'd have the aptitude for clay work, but Charlie patiently taught me "the way of the clay" and now I'm a potter too...and we've been happily covered in mud together ever since!

Our Work

Together we create beautiful functional stoneware pottery for your kitchen and table. We both enjoy cooking and entertaining, and appreciate the warmth that handcrafted pieces bring to our meals. We try to bring that sensibility to our work- making pottery with every day use in mind; light and comfortable but also strong and durable.

All of our work is completely handmade- from ball of clay to finished piece. This is the real deal, thrown one piece at a time on our wheels and finished by hand. All of our decorative elements are hand painted, hand-carved or hand molded from our originals. No decals or mass-produced elements are used.

We honestly love what we do, and are truly blessed to be able to make a living doing what we love. Even after all these years we race down to the studio, like kids on Christmas morning, to peek into our cooling kilns. We are, quite frankly, addicted to clay!

And our business isn't just about selling people some mugs; it's about making beautiful things that become a small part of our customer's lives. We love to hear that our customers have to use "our special mug" for coffee each morning, or that our teapot graces the table at every family gathering.

We pride ourselves in offering fantastic customer service and crazy fast shipping (check out our feedback!) We're happy to accommodate your special requests, like adding gift cards or shipping items to several addresses. First time buyers often become loyal return customers because they fall in love with our pottery AND our customer service. It's not unusual to hear that they are back for more because they're tired of fighting the family for their "favorite" mug or bowl!

Thanks for shopping with us and being part of our little circle of pottery love.

-Rowan Rose & Charles Hughes

Shop members

  • Charles & Rowan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    We're the two that make just about everything happen around here. From throwing pots, to loading and unloading kilns, mixing glazes, photographing work, packing and shipping, customer service, wholesale and custom orders...we are Hughes Pottery!

Production partners

  • Catherine Rose

    Tionesta, PA

    Helps with the graphic design of our original stamps

  • Troy Rosenbaum

    Tionesta, PA

    Troy is a guest artist doing some limited sgraffito work on a limited number of pieces

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome to the Etsy home of Hughes Pottery! We are a husband and wife team of potters who produce handmade stoneware in our small studio in northwest Pennsylvania. All of our work is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe and is glazed in food-safe, lead free finishes. Because of the hand-made nature of our work, please expect subtle variations in color, texture and size.

All of our work is completely handmade- from ball of clay to finished piece. This is the real deal, thrown one piece at a time on our wheels and finished by our four hands.

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