Pottery Gals Ann and Deb make functional and decorative pottery pieces. We have a great time trying new techniques and glazes so you’ll see a little of everything in the shop.
When you look through our site you’ll see that we rarely have more than one of the exact same thing. We like to try new glazes and shapes and techniques and love working through that process. The upside is that each piece is unique. The downside is that if you are looking for a dinnerware set, we are not a good match.
We mostly use stoneware and porcelain clays so each piece is dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. The exceptions are Ann’s mixed materials pieces.
We hope you enjoy looking through the site. Let us know if you have questions, you can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I started taking pottery lessons right out of college while I was working and trying to decide whether to go to graduate school. I ended up going to school for another 10 (!) years and then having a satisfying career as a public health epidemiologist. However, during all those years I kept making pottery whenever I could. Today I’m retired and get to spend as much time as I like making pottery. It’s a great life. You’ll notice that I sometimes incorporate other materials, mostly pine straw and beads, into my pieces. It means that you can’t put them into the dishwasher or microwave, but I like the look, hopefully you will too. My answer to not being dishwasher or microwave safe is to put plants (or flowers) in just about everything. My plant fixation should not restrict you--please feel free to use the pots as you see fit.
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The Pottery Gals of Georgia are crazy about our dogs. We take a portion of our profits and donate to animal rescue groups every year.
If your piece doesn’t have some of Ann’s additions, like pine straw and beads and paper flowers, you can consider your piece dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. That said, we tend to wash our large serving platters by hand so they don’t get knocked around. As for the oven, start in a cold oven and try not to shock your piece by putting it on a cold counter when it is hot.
We like the idea of local pick-up instead of mail. Send us an email at email@example.com, and we’ll see what we can do. Our coop is in Tucker.
Ann and Deb are part of the Zen and Now Pottery Cooperative in Tucker, GA. If you are interested in taking a class or want to know more about how you can explore an interest in pottery, check out the Zen and Now website at zenandnowclaystudio.com. Or send us your question at firstname.lastname@example.org.