With a commitment to craftsmanship and high quality materials, I has been making handmade pottery in my mountain side cabin since 1982. My work can be found in national and international collections, and  is used in restaurants throughout Northern California.

A little about my background

     Earth and Fire Pottery is founded on the principles of living a simple life, loving others, doing no harm and practicing non-violence, sensibilities gained as a member of the counter culture in Ithaca New York from 1969 to 1972. As a member of the Ithaca Project, a commune who founded five different businesses, each filling a need in the community, and dedicated to making four percent profit above expenses. We had hoped to prove to the world that good work at good prices would make a world where we can all afford to have nice things and where obscene profits would not exist. Well, the world wasn't listening. I was  part of 'Woodworks', where four of us made Scandinavian style furniture.

     I had also joined the Ananda Marga Yoga Society during my stay in Ithaca, and gained a good foundation for a wonderful spiritual life. 

The Mingei and Bahaus Traditions

About the studio today

     Still in love with being a studio potter, I love to make beautiful, functional pottery that encompasses the wide range of tactile and aesthetic pleasures that come from using things that cultivate a sense of well-being and wholeness. I also enjoy teaching. I have a classroom where I can pass on the traditions I have studied under to others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

     My studio is in my cabin located on the east side of Cobb Mountain in Lake County in Northern California. All pieces are thrown, dried, then bisque fired, glazed and fired again. Each pot is unique, because the pots have small variations when thrown, and when the glaze melts on the pots. No two are ever the same!

     Still in love with being a studio potter, I love to make beautiful, functional pottery that encompasses the wide range of tactile and aesthetic pleasures that come from using things that cultivate a sense of well-being and wholeness. I also enjoy teaching. I have a classroom where I can pass on the traditions I have studied under to others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

     I have always been an artist, and had tried many kinds of art before settling on pottery,

Classroom and Workshop

2025 Finley East Road

Finley, Ca., 95426

T:   707-490-7168

gerrg42@gmail.com

home  10325 Broookside Drive

Middletown, California United States

MON - FRI:  9am-4pm

SATURDAY:   9am-4pm

SUNDAY:   9am-4pm

or by appointment

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