Fire Garden Pottery / Andrea Brown

High fire, functional stoneware pottery

About the Artist

Playing with mud and fire are activities that I've enjoyed since I was a child. It seems nearly universal that humans have the same primal urges. As an adult, making pottery satisfies both of those needs for me. That one then generates useful objects for eating, drinking and ritual makes the activity all the more compelling. I feel connected to a millenias-long craft that is about the sustenance of physical and spiritual life. Pottery has been made by people wherever clay is found... all around the world!
Since that beginning, I’ve appreciated the opportunity, and the pleasure, of attending Open Studios annually, sending pots home with pottery lovers old and new. As my skills and work progress, I delight in the ways that allows me to offer new takes on the pots I make, and to add new types of pots to my offerings.