Pottery from Hills of Clay is currently for sale at The Waxwing in Milwaukee, WI; Tralee Irish Imports & More, Wauwatosa, WI; Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, WI; The Wool & Cotton Co, Greendale, WI; Serendipitous Designs, South Milwaukee, WI; Hummingbirch, Bayview, WI and online with Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/HillsofClay.

You may also contact us directly with questions or requests: contact@hillsofclaypottery.com

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mug Shots

These colorful mugs (along with many other pieces) were delivered to a brand new shop opening soon in South Milwaukee, WI - Serendipitous Designs. It's a cute little space in the mini-mall at 916 Milwaukee Ave. The shop will be selling all locally produced arts, crafts and gift items. I really like the shape and feel of these round mugs (they're bigger than they look) and may have to make a few for us to keep...

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Fairy Garden House - Tea-for-One Set

Another tea-for-one set, this one based on a little fairy garden house I made over the summer. This was a special request Christmas gift. The teapot is functional, but will likely be added to a decorative collection.

The teapot has an added ring on the bottom to keep it from sliding off the cup, and also to give it a little lift off a tabletop.

The cup was a lot of fun with its wood grain and fairy house adornments.

The glazes are Cuerda Seca by Laguna Clay. I really like the color variation and satiny finish.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A few new pieces...

One of many favorite glaze
combinations for Celtic pottery.

The jug is a shape I haven't thrown
in a while, and I really like the
way it came out.

The glaze is Mayco Elements
Sea Green, which fires to a lovely
soft green with brown streaks.
The decorations are hand painted
with black "ink" before the glaze firing.

All of the pieces are functional,
food safe and lead free.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Yarn Bowls

So it turns out people really like yarn bowls. Sure, they're useful - they keep the ball or cake of yarn from bouncing all over the floor and being attacked by the cat while you knit or crochet. And they're decorative too.

We started making them early in 2014 (thanks, Katie) and have had a great response both at Irish Fest and on Etsy. (Most of ours have an extra feature of a convenient scissors holder.) And now they're available locally in the Milwaukee area at The Wool & Cotton Co., a warm and colorful shop in downtown Greendale, Wisconsin (thanks again, Katie). This photo represents our initial inventory at the shop. Custom colors and sizes are available on request. (Note: The smaller bowls are multitaskers - when you're not in the middle of a project they make make a nice big cappuccino cup or soup bowl.)

Happy knitting!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Victorian Steampunk

This functional set was made as a housewarming gift - garlic jar, utensil crock and sponge holder. The pieces are wheel thrown with Laguna white clay and glazed with a combination of Mayco glazes, using a black "ink" for the fine detail. The gear imprints are made with our handmade clay stamps. I envision making similar pieces in a variety of colors including midnight blue, violet and caramel.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Irish Fest 2014

Last day of the Fest today. We are so grateful for all the compliments and purchases! A lot of hard work and a lot of fun getting here...