Archive for May, 2011


Susan Crowe’s Pottery – Hornby, B.C.

Hornby Island, British Columbia (Canada) sports its own funky mix of artisans and people who’ve retired from the rest of the world.  Here you see the outdoor store of local artist Susan Crowe at Cannon Road Pottery. Most of her work seems to be in the blue color family.  She doesn’t sell on the web, though.  [...]

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Raquira Columbia (City of Pots)

Ráquira, literally “City of Pots” in the Chibcha language, is a municipality and town in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the subregion of the Ricaurte Province. It is famous in Colombia for its colony of artisans, who produce traditional northern Andean pottery & hand-woven goods. The Sunday market is an especially popular time to visit. [...]

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Shang Dyanasty

If you are fortunate to find this in your attic, you might be quite wealthy.  It’s a white pottery “Bu” with carved geometric pattern Shang Dynasty, 1600-1100 B.C. White pottery with carved patterns, which appeared in the late Shang peroid, were made with a low content of ferric oxide (Fe2O3) and fired at temperature about [...]

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Red Wing Stoneware (Minnesota)

If you see a “Red Wing” emblem on your stoneware, chances are it is from “Red Wing Pottery” of Red Wing Minnesota.  Red Wing Pottery production began in the mid 1860s. Craftsmen-potters from Germany settled in Red Wing, and using local natural resources, began producing pots. They produced ware for processing and storing food, such [...]

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