RockPondPottery

Fine Crafted Teapots & Matcha Tea Bowls

Windham, New Hampshire · 54 Sales

RockPondPottery

Fine Crafted Teapots & Matcha Tea Bowls

Windham, New Hampshire 54 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Thanks Windham Magazine for the wonderful profile in the December 2017 issue.
NEW teapots have been added recently to the shop.

Merry Christmas.

My teapots, urns and Matcha Teabowls are one-of-kind hand crafted in New Hampshire, USA....one item at a time.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 9, 2017

Thanks Windham Magazine for the wonderful profile in the December 2017 issue.
NEW teapots have been added recently to the shop.

Merry Christmas.

My teapots, urns and Matcha Teabowls are one-of-kind hand crafted in New Hampshire, USA....one item at a time.

Neil Fallon

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Neil Fallon

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About

Spare Pursuit to Necessary Passion

In high school I found myself in the art room more than the science lab. The art teacher put me on an old treadle potter’s wheel and my hands have been dirty ever since. In college I took a few clay classes, but focused on what I thought were more lucrative studies in journalism and writing. No one I knew was a working artist. The one’s I knew about were dead masters. I had yet to discover Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach or Peter Voulkos.

Most people of my generation purchased their first car after college. My purchase was a new Creative Industries potter's wheel, which I still use to this day. I also began a time-demanding, business career that involved frequent relocations. Clay was like golf; a spare time pursuit. There were periods that lasted years that I didn’t touch clay. In the late 80’s I began to use a community art center to touch wet clay. It was there that I was introduced to the legacy of the Bauhaus movement and Marguerite Wildenhain. For the next decade I read, studied and practiced throwing uniform forms that would meet the approval of any Bauhaus master. Glazing, decorating and finishing were after-thoughts.

In 2000, another location brought me to New Hampshire and another set of influencing artists. My move to NH allowed me to re-balance an unbalanced life. Career, relationships and clay would have equal shares of available hours. Hamada once said “it took him ten years to learn the potter’s wheel and ten years to forget it.” In NH, I learned to forget the potter’s wheel and embrace the freedom to express myself in form, glaze and finish.

I also was introduced to Shino glazes. I purchased a gas kiln with a few others for the express purpose of firing Shino glazes. I built a small 400 square foot studio. I acquired a digital electric kiln and a fiber raku kiln. I began to mix glazes and experimented with form and function. Balance between clay, relationships and career demanded concentration on mastering a few forms. Clay is no longer a spare time pursuit; it has become a necessary passion.

Shop members

  • Neil Fallon

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 1, 2014
Welcome to my shop. I create useful objects from stoneware clay. All of my glazes are lead free, food safe and many of my pieces can be placed in the dishwasher. (Of course Degas' Little Dancer of Fourteen Years figurine could also be placed in the dishwasher, but that would be ill-advised.)

Check out my website: rockpondpottery.bigcartel.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase, please let me know. I am about people who are happy to hold and use what they purchased. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, then we will work together to try to correct that.
Payment
I have set up a Paypal account for payment. It is very easy to use. If you have another payment proposition, please let me know. Make sure you follow the link to Paypal to complete your transaction. .
Shipping
Shipping fragile clay objects is not as easy as dropping it into a box. My pieces are placed in an inner box with recycled egg crates for packing. Then the inner box is placed into an outer box with more egg crate packing. It may be a bit more expensive, but i am confident your purchase will arrive undamaged. I usually ship within 2-3 business days after the receipt of payment using the US Postal Service.
Additional policies and FAQs
Although I will entertain a discussion about custom orders, my production methods, glazes, designs, firing techniques produce one-of-a-kind clay objects. They are nearly impossible to replicate.