Studio (for 2012 Tour only)
I will demonstrate how to construct and hand-build a “magic bean”!
321 Chimacum-Hadlock Road. One mile north of intersection of Rhody Drive. One-quarter mile south of intersection of Hwy. 116 at Port Hadlock is located on east side of road between the United Methodist Church and Mountain Propane.
Lately I’ve been thinking about why I make pottery and the only answer I have to this question is that I have a real need to create. If I weren’t a potter I would probably be a chef or an architect. Some kind of work that involves piecing multiple ingredients together and that requires a balance of art and science. I love ceramics because it involves taking simple, earthy, natural materials like clay, silica, and feldspar and combining these ingredients into a product more interesting than its parts. It reminds me of bringing together a talented group of people who, when brought together, create an entity that is so much more magnificent than any individual could be on their own. Each piece I hand throw on the potters wheel out of porcelain clay. I fire them once before decorating with food safe glazes and underglazes. They’re then fired again to 2200F to make them durable enough for everyday use. I hope you have as much fun using these as I have making them.
Egg & I Pottery at 1461 Egg & I Road will be open by appointment for the remainder of the year.