John Britt Pottery

Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Top shop for gifts.

A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!



Gold Ewer #767


Gold Ewer #765


John Britt

Contact shop owner

John Britt


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
See reviews that mention:
Quality 5 Shipping 17 Customer service 3

About johnbrittpottery

Sales 471
On Etsy since 2010

I am a potter, educator and author whose specialty is ceramic glazes and glazing.

I am a studio potter in Bakersville, North Carolina who has been a potter and teacher for over 30 years. I live in the mountains of western North Carolina although I grew up in Dayton, Ohio. I am primarily a self-taught potter who has worked and taught extensively, both nationally and internationally, at universities, colleges and craft centers. I also worked at the Penland School of Crafts, where I served as the Clay Coordinator and then, as the Studio’s Manager.
I am most well known for my glaze techniques and recipes. I am the author of multiple books that teach how to use these glaze techniques and recipes at home for potters to be able to make their own beautiful pottery creations. I also make and sell pottery using the techniques that I teach. Each of these techniques produces a beautifully unique piece of pottery that ensures that no two pieces are exactly the same.

Shop members

  • John Britt


    John Britt is a studio potter in Bakersville, North Carolina who has been a potter and teacher for over 34 years. He is primarily a self-taught potter who has worked and taught extensively, both nationally and internationally.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2012
Thanks for considering making a purchase from my shop. You’ll find a wide selection of handmade pottery, each a unique work of art. My Inventory changes frequently, so I hope you’ll stop by often to see what’s new.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
After more than 28 years in the pottery business I consider myself an expert packer. Of course, if an item does arrive damaged, I’m happy to replace it with a similar item of equal value. Please remember that each item is one-of-a-kind so I will attempt to find something that closely resembles the original purchase. Buyer pays for return shipping of the damaged item.

I like to show several photos of each item listed for sale so you know exactly what you are buying. However, in the unlikely event you are not satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return it within 7 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price, excluding shipping costs. Buyers are responsible for return shipping.
Over the years I found PayPal to be the most convenient method for my customers. If payment is not received within 24 hours I will attempt to contact you but may need to cancel your order.
Most of the time I’m able to ship within five days of payment. However, I do teach out-of-town workshops frequently and that may cause a slight delay in shipping.

My preferred method of shipping is USPS for small items and UPS for larger items. Each shipment is packed, insured, and shipped according to USPS/UPS shipping guidelines.
Additional policies and FAQs
Since I am primarily interested in glazes and glaze chemistry, I do not do production work. Instead, I use individual forms, primarily wheel-thrown, as vessels to explore unusual glaze combinations and a wide range of firing techniques. This produces interesting glaze effects, making each piece unique.

Check out my website: for exhibitions, workshop schedule, and selected articles.

Join me on Facebook:

Check out my blog: