Artist Statement

Pottery that matters for folks who care.

Using authentic handmade functional pottery has always been a joy for many from all walks of life. From the banker to the night shift factory worker, all should be able to enjoy the art and craft of handmade. Authentic, functional pottery used daily might be banged up a bit, the mug rim chipped, or have a sense of comfort and meaning to which you might be attached. Authentic, functional forms can also be a work of art, where the artist can show off a bit with design, color, texture, and many other ways on everyday household items. Every day, helpful forms to brighten and spice up typical days to the point where art is part of a lifestyle. Using a handmade shave bowl and brush for a morning shave or drinking juice from a handmade pottery cup far out weights anything mass-produced by the millions. Each wobble of a rim, a fingerprint left in the glaze, or a bottom that might sit a bit uneven all say it was touched differently with each one, and even in a set, no two are the same. I will try my best on my days off from the factory to create work and help you find that unique gift for your family, yourself, or a friend that will be used every day. I hope you enjoy the work of function, color, and texture. Pottery that matters for folks who care.

Al Wayman