Creating Traditionally inspired Mochaware,
Salt Glazed Stoneware, Redware
and whatever else catches our fancy.
SJ Pottery llc is the combined efforts of Joseph Jostes and Susan Skinner. Joe has been working in clay for 30 years, Sue for 28 years.
The historical roots of our designs provide a rich tapestry from which we draw inspiration. English, French, German and American "pots of old" speak to us of a traditional line of craftsmen who labored daily to provide a community with not only functional but beautiful, whimsical, artful objects. Functional art to be used in and bring an element of joy to the daily rituals of life.
Allowing ourselves to retell this traditional story through our own hearts and hands keeps our lives and we hope our work fresh and interesting.
Our ware is lead free, food safe and dishwasher safe. We do not recommend microwave use or oven use on our redware or mocha ware.
Redware is not suitable for long term storage of wet ingredients. Think of your redware in terms of serving not storage. A redware pitcher or vase may be used for live arrangements by simply lining the piece with a jar or tumbler. After serving in redware we recommend emptying the contents and storing your leftovers in another container. If you want a refrigerator pitcher we recommend one of our stoneware pitchers. For dry storage our redware and stoneware will serve you well.
Joe and I produce all of our work. This in mind, while our production may appear abundant it is limited Our Stoneware and Mochaware have Very limited production. Please call for current availability, production schedules and orders.
See our show schedule under "Going to Market" or call for a shop in your area carrying our work.
To see news from the studio, show updates and new products visit our SJ Facebook page.