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  South Alabama's premiere pottery works.  We offer a wide selection of unique, handcrafted pottery made by master potter Tom Jones from the finest quality ceramic clays.  Each piece is a treasure, made and fired right in the shop.  Please browse and enjoy our website and feel free to drop by in person or contact us via phone or email and let us help you find that unique item you have been looking for.
 
 
  

We are open Mon-Sat  10- 5 and closed Sunday

251-928-2561

Wednesday, April  26, 2017

It's that time of year again (seems to come quicker each year)to start making PUMPKINS!!!! I have tentatively decided on a clear glaze this year. With the native clays this should make a nice yellowish orange but I am planning to add some color to the stems. We will see, I'll try to post some pics ASAP!!!

I have made a nice selection of flower pots,etc and will be burning them next week ! A little later than I had planned but the first week of May. Yah!!!!

I burned another bisque burn in the Roman Arch kiln today (Wednesday). It was a smooth burn and thanks to suggestions from the burner manufacturer Mark Ward of "Ward Burners", it was a very even burn.  When you are trying to archive a target temp. which is consistent thru out the entire chamber of the kiln can be a challenge. My kiln is approx.  4' by 6' by 6' so even temp can be a problem. With the suggestions from Mark it was an even burn with the pyrometric cones dropping evenly top to bottom!

The flower pot burn next week will be the first in a mid temp range, 2160 degrees. The bisque burn is about 1950-1975 degrees. Excited to once again have flower pots!!!

We have been invited to the new Grand Bay Welcome Center on May 26th to welcome visitors to our beautiful state and to Clay City. Cheyanne has volunteered to go and represent our business. She will be taking some mugs, Alabama ornaments and other ware showcasing our products. Thank you Cheyanne and the Docents at the welcome center!

Susan and I have been working on a collaborative series of  vases. I turned the forms but Susan decorates them with an assortment of Flora and Fauna. They are lovely in bisqueware but should be stunning when finished. It's all up to the kiln gods.

We are once again offering Gift Certificates, an easy way to give a gift!

Save the Date

Summer Show is July 29, 2017 9a.m.-5p.m.

We will be introducing the 2017 Jack -O- Lantern at the show!!!

 

Wedding Season is around the corner, we would like to help you choose the perfect one of a kind gift. Come by or call us and we will gladly help!!

Visitors often asked if we accept credit cards and yes we do, AmEx, Discover, Visa, Mastercard, Diners.

We are encouraging all who are interested in being notified of upcoming events and invitation only events to please sign up on our E-Mail list, "Join our Mailing List" sign-up link at the bottom of this page.  

I send out e-mail messages 4 - 5 times a year.

While touring Fairhope stop in at the Fairhope Information Center & pick up some brochures of fun and interesting things to do while in our area. Then travel next door to the Fairhope Museum on Section Street. Donnie and his staff are always available to answer your questions and have ever changing displays. A great & enjoyable place to visit during these beautiful warm Spring walk abouts thru Fairhope.

Visiting our area for a few days? May I suggest "Bay Breeze Bed and Breakfast" on Mobile Bay What  a lovely setting and really gracious hosts celebrating 25 years this year!  Call Mr. Bill or Ms. Becky for more info @ (866) 928-8976.

If you are in need of a traditional barber shop I suggest "Dallas Jones Barber Shop" on Section Street in Fairhope. Tell them that Dallas'  Dad sent you in.  

Looking for a realtor? May I suggest one of our friends and customers;

Connie Fidler Glassford with Roberts Bros. Inc. Connie is a Baldwin County native and can help you select the right property. Her phone# at the office is 251-928-2109.

 Kiel Rubio @ Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties will help you find a property that is just what you are looking for. You can reach him @ (251) 990-6622.

Our friend Joann Beck at Bay Bridge Realty is busy as ever listing and showing rental as well as sales properties. She can be contacted by calling 251-367-0331.


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 Susan, Carolyn, Cheyanne, my dogs Boombox and Cricket &  I
look forward to your visit.
See you soon!


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 A random photo from our gallery.

 

We have two annual open house shows!
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The Summer show is the last Saturday in July.
The Winter show is the Sunday after Thanksgiving
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