rugged & durable, fired to a very high temperature

Stand in our gallery & contemplating the new work on display, people often ask…what is stoneware? How is it different from earthenware, or from porcelain?

Some of the answer to this has to do with the kiln, and the way a particular clay is fired. Increasingly, ‘reduction’ firing of iron-rich clays, and of locally-sourced clays, is rare. Or, it is rare to find this in galleries, and to be able to work with it as a student. We are proud of our long experience with stoneware, and glad we can offer its use in our classes.

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