2023 Holiday Pottery Sale

I will be holding my annual holiday sale on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, from 10 am to 4 pm both days. I will have mugs, bowls and cap lid jars that came out of two gas kiln firings in August and September, my first glaze firings since 2020.
I’ve also invited Audrey DeRose-Wilson to add some of her mugs to the sale. Audrey is the Audubon Florida Director of Bird Conservation and a burgeoning clay artist who incorporates her wildlife, and graphic, expertise into all of her lovely mugs.
My address is, as always, 560 NE 7th Ave, Gainesville.
We will accept cash, checks, Venmo and Square.
We look forward to seeing you at the sale!
John and Audrey

2022 Holiday Pottery Sale

I’ll be selling my pottery on Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, at my home, 560 NE 7th Av. Sale hours will be 10-4 on Saturday and 1-4 on Sunday.

The sale will include two mug styles, the likes of which you may have encountered at Vine Bakery. I’ll also have grain/soup bowls, serving bowls, and cap lid jars, each in various glaze schemes.

After to a two-year pottery hiatus — due to the two years it took to get a studio in shape after my move back to Gainesville — my offerings won’t be as robust as I’d like, both in terms of quantity or (my) A+ quality. But, hopefully, you’ll find something you like, something someone else might like, or just familiarize yourself with my work, for future reference.

I’ll be able to accept cash, checks, Venmo or credit card (Square with 1.25% fee).

I hope to see you here.


PS – If you got here via the Duckpond Neighborhood Newsletter ad, thanks for getting your magnifying glass out to read the web address!

Spring 2020 mug sale @ Vine

I’ll be selling mugs at Vine again, from Feb 19 to March 3. Instead of specifying specific days and time periods, I’ll be available to interested customers “on demand”: via phone or text, we’ll agree on a time to meet at Vine to view my mugs.

I’ll be selling various styles of mugs, with an emphasis on my new altered Temodust style.

Pricing will range from $22 to $18 for non-students and $20 to $16 for students. This year, I will be adding a $.50 per-transaction surcharge for credit cards sales.

Altered, Temodust mugs

Vine mug sale set for Friday- Saturday, February 22-23

I’ll be at Vine Bakery and Cafe selling mugs Friday, February 22, 5-9 pm and Saturday, February 23, 10 am – 4 pm. I’ll be offering three mugs styles, pictured below. Prices will be $18 for students, $22 for non-students. For those flying in for the event, Vine is at 627 N Main, Gainesville, Fl. I look forward to seeing you @ Vine :-)

Leach White glaze over Laguna Dark Brown clay; reduction-fired
Blue Black (out), Waxy White (in) glazes; reduction-fired
Shino and Woo Blue over Shino glazes; reduction fired

Mug sale @ Vine, Friday, Feb. 23 – Saturday, Feb. 24

For the first time in over three years, I’ll be selling my mugs at Vine Sourdough Bakery and cafe, on February 23 and 24.

The mugs will be drawn from several firings in December and January. These will include some Blue/Black and Leach White ones — pictured below — about which I’m particularly pleased.

The sale will run from 5 to 9 pm on Friday the 23rd — in conjunction with Art Walk — and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday the 24th.

I will accept credit cards and students will receive a discount on all pots.

Thanks to mosaic artist Lauren Reveri for allowing me to share the Artwalk crowd with her :-)

Leach White glaze over Laguna Dark Brown clay; reduction-fired

Blue Black (out), Waxy White (in) glazes; reduction-fired

McKenney Hills holiday pottery sale, Saturday, Dec. 9

Longtime pal and fellow potter Gwen Fitzgerald will be joining me for a holiday clay sale, Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , in my new home, at 10205 Leslie St, Silver Spring, MD.

Gwen and I met at Glen Echo Pottery in the early 2000s, we’ve remained good friends since, and we’re now neighbors in the McKenney Hills neighborhood of Silver Spring.

Gwen still throws at GEP and fires her work in its soda kiln. Like the kilns I fire in, the GEP kiln is fueled by gas, but bicarbonate of soda is introduced into it, which produces remarkably enhanced glaze colors, which make me very jealous :-) Much of the work Gwen will be selling — including mugs, bowls and vases — is “soda-fired.”

I’ll be selling mostly work recently fired in the gas kiln at the District Clay Center, with which I’ve been involved, helping with the center’s gallery, since July of this year. I’ll be selling mugs, bowls, pitchers, platters and covered jars.

We will be accepting cash, checks or credit cards.

Ten percent of our sales will go to charity, Gwen’s to SPCA of Anne Arundel County mine to Casa de Maryland and Progressive Action Montgomery County.

Some of the work we will be selling is arrayed below.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

John’s setup

Gwen’s setup

John pitcher

Gwen mugs

John bowls

Gwen jar

John mugs

Gwen mini vases

John mugs

Gwen bowl

John platter

Spring mug sale @ Vine

march_2015_kiln opening

The just-opened March 2015 kiln

I’ll be selling a new batch of mugs at Vine from Friday, April 10th through Friday, April 17th. Most of them came out of a very nice, mid-March kiln firing at St Pete’s Morean Center for Clay.

Last week, some examples of the sale mugs were integrated into the Vine stock sitting atop the refrigerated pastry case.

The sale will include a half-dozen, tall, 16-ounce shino mugs with black splashes, which turned out particularly well.

The mugs will be priced somewhere between $$20 and $28, depending on their complexity and vintage, with more recent mugs generally being more expensive.

I will be either physically at, or within a few minutes from, Vine during  the week. Vine is located at 627 N Main St, Gainesville.

Though I prefer cash and personal check, I will have my Square charger at hand.

Like the last sale, the proceeds will go to Vine and one or more charities.


New 16-ounce Shino, black-splash mugs