JasonHooperPottery

Fine pottery for everyday use

Austin, Texas 933 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (203)

JasonHooperPottery

Fine pottery for everyday use

Austin, Texas | 933 Sales

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Jason Hooper

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Jason Hooper

Announcement    Welcome to Jason Hooper Pottery, where all the items are hand made by me in Austin, Texas. If you don't see what you're looking for, let me know, as I may not have had a chance to post it yet, or may be able to add it to an upcoming firing. I make all my own glazes and custom extrusions, and do hand building, wheel throwing and slab work. This allows me to create unique pieces.

Living with pottery can be an everyday pleasure, and my aim is to design pottery you love to use. I enjoy meeting the people who use my pots, so if you're in Texas see if one of my upcoming local markets is near you.

Questions are welcome.
Cheers, Jason

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 27, 2019

Welcome to Jason Hooper Pottery, where all the items are hand made by me in Austin, Texas. If you don't see what you're looking for, let me know, as I may not have had a chance to post it yet, or may be able to add it to an upcoming firing. I make all my own glazes and custom extrusions, and do hand building, wheel throwing and slab work. This allows me to create unique pieces.

Living with pottery can be an everyday pleasure, and my aim is to design pottery you love to use. I enjoy meeting the people who use my pots, so if you're in Texas see if one of my upcoming local markets is near you.

Questions are welcome.
Cheers, Jason

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About

Jason Hooper Pottery

My interest in pottery began during family holidays in St.Ives, Cornwall, a historic seaside artist colony. My family is made up of artists and engineers, which reinforced my love for creativity and design. I started my career in science, but swung back to the arts to become a full time studio potter in 2004. I love that pottery allows creative expression and also satisfies my interest in technical challenges like tool making and glaze formulation.

My inspiration comes from abstract and traditional forms, usually with simple lines and geometric influences. Rich glazes and overlapping glaze combinations add flow and depth to the surface and provide variation in color and texture. I create pieces with a white stoneware body, firing to cone 6 in oxidation and applying studio-mixed glazes. All my functional work is food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

I enjoy the challenge of finding how to best create what I want, and being responsible for all aspects of each piece. I make all my own glazes and custom extrusions, and do hand building, wheel throwing and slab work. More recently I've been experimenting with slip trailing as raised decoration brings another dimension to my glaze finishes. This allows me to create unique pieces.

When not working in my studio, I do art festivals and shows around Texas. This gives me a chance to meet other artists from all mediums and meet the people who buy my work. I am a member of the Greater Austin Clay Association, and help with organizing events and demonstrations for local enthusiasts. The clay community is incredibly supportive and fun, and I continue to learn from and share techniques, tips, and ideas with others who love clay as I do.

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  • Jason Hooper

    Owner, Artist

    Born in Bristol, England, I moved to London as an adult to study physics and work, arriving in Austin, Texas in 1997. My interest in pottery began during family holidays in St.Ives, Cornwall, and grew until I became a full time studio potter in 2004.

Local

Find JasonHooperPottery at the following upcoming markets!

  • Edom Art Festival
    Edom
    TEXAS

    Oct 12–13

    Join us for fine art, fine craft, live music, and great food on the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios. Admission is free! 47 Years and Still Going Strong. The Edom Art Festival began in 1972, after the first artist Doug Brown moved into town and started the artists’ mecca. By inviting fellow artists to participate, it has been well attended all of these years as an invitational and now a juried festival, known for having only high quality, original art and craft. Today the festival is sponsored by the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce, but is produced by the artists in town, making it truly unique. Our resident artists are busy creating for months to prepare for the weekend, when our population of 350 swells to thousands.

  • Texas Clay Festival
    Gruene Historic District
    1601 Hunter Rd
    NEW BRAUNFELS, TX

    Oct 26–27

    The 27th annual Texas Clay Festival will be held in the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels on October 26 & 27. Featuring the work of over 80 Texas potters and clay artists, the festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of pottery, from traditional to sculptural by the top clay artist in the state. Take this unique opportunity to watch and learn as demonstrations are held in four tents throughout both days. From forming on the potters wheel to hand-building to raku firing, there is something for everyone

  • Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
    Lester E. Palmer Events Center
    900 Barton Springs Rd
    AUSTIN, TX

    Dec 13–24

    The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar celebrates 44 seasons of treating Texans and tourists to a festive, holiday shopping experience for art and live music lovers. This iconic cultural event features 180+ contemporary touring visual artists and local favorites showcasing their work while the Armadillo Bazaar stage entertains shoppers with national touring acts, award-winning bands, and Grammy-nominated musicians. With lights down low, spirits high, and the music just right, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar makes holiday shopping fun December 13-24, at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704. Of the 180+ locally and nationally acclaimed artists, art lovers have the opportunity to meet and buy from more than two dozen carefully curated newcomers this season.

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Last updated on Apr 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

If your purchase is a gift to be shipped directly to the recipient, I will gladly include a gift card in the shipping box. If you want me to include a short written message to the recipient, write it in the section "Notes to Seller" as you checkout.

For US orders flagged as gifts, I will not include a printed invoice in the package. International orders legally require an invoice to be included and the customs form for the package will also be marked as commercial, not as a gift.

Packaging & Refunds

DAMAGES:
I package everything with utmost care. Your piece should arrive in perfect condition or it will be rectified through refund or replacement. If you have any problem with your shipment when it arrives, please convo or call me as soon as you can and keep the box and all packaging contents for insurance verification.

RETURNS:
You can return your purchase for a refund, less shipping, within 14 days if it is not what you want. No questions asked. Please use the similar packing materials and consider insurance. I will issue the refund once the returned item(s) have been received by me in good condition.

Computer monitors colors are variable. If you need an EXACT color match, online shopping might not satisfy.

Photos

I throw every piece by hand on a potter's wheel and/or use my own custom made extrusions. Most of my pieces use overlapping glazes that I make myself. When they melt and flow in the firing, the results are unique. I aim to achieve a high degree of consistency in size, shape and glaze color but no two will be exactly alike. The item you order will be as close to the photos as possible but please allow for artistic variances. If this is a concern for you, please contact me and I can send you photos via email of the exact piece(s) I will be shipping.

Environmental concerns

It takes lots of energy to make pottery so I fire my kiln with the help of renewable energy generated by my own solar panels. I also load the kiln with items of mixed sizes to make the best use of the space available. All excess clay from production is reworked to eliminate any waste.

Feedback

As a small business owner, feedback is important and I would encourage you to message or call me with any concerns or problems regarding your order before leaving feedback so we can resolve the situation ASAP. I want you to be happy with your new pottery and make shopping with me a positive experience.

Customs and import taxes

International buyers are responsible for any customs, import, and local sales taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs. VAT, for example, is not included in my listing price and may be charged to the buyer on delivery.