Welcome to Twin Moons Pottery Summer 2021
Welcome to the Summer 2021 at Twin Moons Pottery!!! The studio has reopened after the very difficult year of Covid.
Currently the second pottery class session is beginning. If you are interested in giving pottery a try let me know. I can schedule a "Try it Out" class for you!!!
The creative process in the studio takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks and sometimes even longer if the creations are very large. My pieces are created on the pottery wheel or hand built from stoneware and porcelain clay. Each piece is dried very slowly under plastic. This ensures a slow even drying to avoid cracking. After they are dried they are ready for the first firing called a "bisque firing". Once fired they are now ready to be cleaned and dried off to prep for their glazing session. Each pot gets a coat of wax on their bottoms so they do not stick to the kiln shelves. Once glazed, stained and decorated they are now ready for the final glaze firing. Each firing lasts around 12 hours. Large ware boards are filled with my creations and are carried out and loaded into the kiln.The final firing at Twin Moons is a cone 10 firing which is very hot around 2350 degrees in my large down draft kiln. Once the kiln cools down, (which takes about 1 1/2 days), the pots are thoroughly inspected, and sanded if needed, so they will be ready for my customers. I take great pride in producing unique pieces that you and your family can use to enhance your daily life rituals.
2015 was the year of "Howlers and Growlers"here in the studio... Just what is a howler or growler??? They are jugs or bottles created to carry artisan beer, of course I also envision cider, sangria, or ice tea in them too. A howler holds approx. 32 oz and a growler holds approx. 64 oz. I have created many of them, some with wide growler flip lids, some with smaller flip top lids, and even some with cork stoppers. Each jug is uniquely sculptured. I have been sculpting the faces that so fascinate me onto the jugs. I've used a dark clay that has been left "bare naked" and put glaze on the insides and parts of the outside. They will be showing up at festivals and gallery shows in the near future. We have many creations available at our studio for your gift giving needs. Give us a call and we can arrange a time for your shopping.
You will find Twin Moons Pottery for sale at:
"Washington County Arts Council", South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland
Remember Twin Moons Pottery for all your gift giving needs. My pottery is made from Stoneware, and Porcelain clay. Pottery that is high fired to cone 10, (which is around 2350 degrees in a gas kiln) makes a very durable and stable product. My pottery is oven, dishwasher and microwave proof, and we use lead free glazes that are made in my studio. I am proud to say that Twin Moons Pottery is Handmade in America... and that I am living the dream of being the owner of my own small business, where I create beautiful functional, and artistic pottery for your home and daily life rituals. Come by and see us, we would love for you to stop by.