SouthpawPots

Left-handed. Right-brained. Centrally located.

Tallahassee, Florida | 1 Sale

SouthpawPots

Left-handed. Right-brained. Centrally located.

Tallahassee, Florida 1 Sale On Etsy since 2013

Announcement   Just finished a great weekend with glazemaster Mr. John Britt, learning all about how to develop & test new glazes. Watch for new colors, patterns, textures and shapes in the near future.
Oh Happy glaze Days!
Cheers.
.
Dateline: Tallahassee, March 2019

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 1, 2019

Just finished a great weekend with glazemaster Mr. John Britt, learning all about how to develop & test new glazes. Watch for new colors, patterns, textures and shapes in the near future.
Oh Happy glaze Days!
Cheers.
.
Dateline: Tallahassee, March 2019

Gregg Matthews

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Gregg Matthews

About

You use it. I'll make it.

My pottery process started under the live oaks and spanish moss of the Florida panhandle, in a set of ramshackle buildings on the FSU campus. It included lots of shared teaching, hands-on examples, and even impromptu raku (it turned out that no, we did NOT cause that car-engine fire. WHEW!!)
It got even better when I lived where it snowed for 6 months a year-- an ideal indoor activity.
A few years later it was time for something new with pottery, so I found a way.

My father gets the credit for the inspiration to uncover and explore this particular method of image transfer: it all started as a way to honor Dad and his group of retired Vietnam-era Air Force pilots at their 40th Reunion. They flew the A-26, a converted WWII B-26 bomber refitted for night patrols & air attacks. He walked away with stories and accomplishments galore, including a Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross.
Dad supplied the images, and with lots of help from other ceramic artists I worked out the kinks in this image transfer technique and produced a slew of commemorative tumblers for these fine gentlemen....
and found a great method for exploring the intersection of technology and tradition.

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  • Gregg Matthews

    Owner, Maker, EveryLittleThinger

    A lifetime interest in art and a deeply inquisitive nature (curious cat) led me to modern, unconventional ways to put two-dimensional images on three-dimensional pots. This intersection of tradition and technology keeps me making more!

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Last updated on Dec 21, 2017
Frequently asked questions
How soon will I get my order?

Anything in stock is ready to ship & will go out USPS Priority the next day, so you can expect it to arrive within 3-5 days. I'll send you an update once it ships, with the tracking info included. PLEASE: contact me if it's urgent or for any special arrangements.
Custom orders will ship as soon as possible... once they are out of the kiln! :-)

What if it arrives broken?

If sadness happens, please send a picture immediately, and include the tracking number, plus lots of details-- this will help in making an insurance claim. We'll work out whatever is the best way to get another to you soonest! (So far so good, though I'm sure it will happen eventually-- hopefully you're not the 'lucky winner'... ha.)

Care instructions

It's fully-"functional" as in, you can use it. Please do!
● The clay and glaze is hard and durable; it's known as mid-fire stoneware. It really handles everyday life with ease.​
● Eat off it, drink out of it, feed the cats and dogs and kids with it.
● Feel free to throw it in the microwave, dishwasher, even the freezer. ​**Handwashing is preferred, as over time the harsh dishwasher soaps and water etch the glaze, making it hazy.
● If tempted to use in the oven, start with a cold oven and room-temperature pottery. Always avoid temperature shocks: never, for example, place an ice-cold pottery dish in a hot oven. Disaster!