SJ Pottery llc is the combined efforts of Joseph Jostes and Susan Skinner. Joe has been working in clay for 40 years. Sue for 33 years. They forged SJ Pottery in 1988.
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
Redware and Mocha are both earthenware clay. Earthenware is not suitable for long term storage of wet ingredients. Think of your earthenware in terms of serving, not storage of wet ingredients. An earthenware pitcher or vase may be used for live arrangements by simply lining the piece with a jar or tumbler. After serving in earthenware we recommend emptying the contents and storing your leftovers in another container. Today as the old pieces did Earthenware often experiences a crazing of the glaze. Keeping this practice of "use and not storage of wet ingredients" provides you a safe use of your ware. If you want a refrigerator pitcher we recommend one of our stoneware pitchers. For dry storage any of our wares will serve you well
Please contact us for current availability, production schedules and orders
See our show schedule visit the Going to Market or call for retail partner in your area carrying our wares.
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