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Blue Ceramic Pitchers

Pots that Pour

I love making pots with spouts, it is one of the most challenging and visually interesting elements in my work.  I love the way the line of the spout compliments the wavy rims of my piece, accentuating the fluid movement of the pot. I make large pitchers for iced tea, ...

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Wood Fired Mug - Closeup

Wood Fired Mug

Woodfired Mug This woodfired mug is one of the new forms I have been working on over the past year.  The aggressive altering of the foothelps to mimic the movement of the lip of the mug.  This piece was dipped in a very thin coat of my temoku glaze and ...

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Yarn Bowls

Ceramic Yarn Bowls

A fantastic gift for anyone who loves knitting!  I offer a variety of designs and glazes on these ceramic yarn bowls and yarn bells, you can find just the one you need on my etsy shop. Each ceramic yarn bowl and yarn bell is thrown one at a time on ...

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Pair of Large Wood Fired Vases

Pair of Large Wood Fired Vases  –  Side-fired on shells for 90 hours Space inside a wood kiln is always extremely valuable and loading large forms can be risky.  These two large vases are certainly an example of the risk paying off.   Fired on their sides for 90 hours, ...

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Wood Fired Pitchers

Wood Fired Pitchers

Out of the tens of thousands of pots I have made in my life, these two pitchers are at the top of the list.  Not only do I love making these forms, these two in particular are about as close to perfect as I could ever hope for. Fired for ...

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Green Coffee Mugs

Green Coffee Mugs

These mugs feature one of my favorite glaze combinations, creating a colorful fade from brown to green. These mugs are among my most popular and best sellers for the holidays. The handles are sturdy and comfortable to hold while drinking.  I try to keep a nice selection of these items ...

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Pottery bowls with wavy rims

Why the Wavy Rims?

Sometimes inspiration comes in unexpected forms.  While most of my pottery is designed through a more traditional method, the signature wavy rim featured on almost everything I make started as an accident.   I was teaching a class in Chicago and trying to alter the rim of a plate to ...

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Blue Coffee Mugs

Blue Coffee Mugs

I make a large variety of different coffee mugs and cups in my production line.  These mugs feature a blue glaze finish that gradients from dark on the rim, to lighter towards the base. The handles are designed to be sturdy and comfortable to hold while drinking.  I try to ...

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Todd Pletcher

Todd Pletcher – Ceramic Artist

I got my start in ceramics at Northridge High School in 1998.  I immediately fell in love with clay and decided to attempt a career in ceramics.  I majored in Ceramics at Goshen College while simultaneously working at Dick Lehman Pottery across town.  This dual training was instrumental in broadening ...

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Our Story

My partner, Anna, and I met in Chicago while she was taking evening adult ceramics classes at Park West Ceramics. I became her instructor once she moved to the intermediate class. And no, it was certainly not like the movie “Ghost” although we wish it was. After several years of ...

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Our Pottery Studio

In August of 2012, we moved to our new home in Goshen, IN.  After a few weeks of cleaning and building, I converted the barn into the home studio and started making pots.  It was a pretty lean space when I first began, with just a few tables and used ...

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