KITZMAN POTTERY

QUIET POTTERY FOR ARTFUL LIVING

 

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Please browse our current LATE SUMMER firing collection - we hope you will find a function, form and glaze 

that inspires you not only to purchase and enjoy yourself, and also to share with those who appreciate YOU!

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We will omit pricing on shipping list /include special note...elegant minimalist wrapping!

 
Wetland Creation

A CELEBRATION OF NATURE & FORM

A pottery studio nestled upon a glacial drumlin in the heartland of the Midwest.

 
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FRUIT BOWL

This item is one our most popular pieces. Sitting on a countertop filled with lemons/ finds from a nature hike or functioning in a traditional manner - rinsing produce picked from the garden.

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MUGS

These mugs are designed with an eye toward form and function. 
Craigs years of experience have created the perfect mug...for any hand...for any drink. Understanding the handle proportion and details...
all flow into the balance of aesthetic and sturdy design.

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EGG BAKERS | GARLIC ROASTERS

These stacking almost whimsical egg bakers | garlic roasters make any breakfast/special desert or crusty bread spread a fragrant delight.

 
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THE STUDIO

Passionate about keeping tradition alive

 

A LIFE IMMERSED IN CLAY

Inspiration Statement

A life immersed in clay has offered an opportunity for the exploration

and evolution of ideas, forms and techniques.

I have been inspired by pottery traditions from around the world.

Their vitality derives from direct simplicity and centuries of experience and evolution.

My pottery is designed for use and celebration in the small daily rituals ...preparing, cooking and serving food.  

I enjoy the rhythm of mixing clay,

forming and finishing the pots, developing new glazes,

firing the work and finally exploring new markets.


GLAZE & FIRING

Techniques

The glazes I use are inextricable from my firing process.  My work is fired to 2300 F in a propane fueled kiln 

with a carbon rich atmosphere which is called a reduction firing.  This atmosphere produces a subtle

but distinctly warm and integrated quality to the glazes.

I formulate and mix my own glazes from raw materials....minerals ground to a fine powder...

feldspars, silica, dolomites, lithium's and various clays.

The colors derive from cobalt, copper, iron, manganese and chromium.

These combinations produce a translucent glaze with a soft satin feel to the touch. 


There is always a small and welcome variety in each firing that reflects this process.

These glazes are non-toxic, durable and intended for daily use in all kitchen activities.

COMMISSIONS

Dinnerware | Special Events

Crafting place-settings for 2 or 22. Quiet elegant dinnerware will witness treasured memories...
let's collaborate and create - drop a line to discuss styles, forms and glazes.

 

GET TO KNOW CRAIG

Master Potter - 40 years and a few...

Throughout history, people have practiced the unique human capacity to create objects, not only to satisfy functional needs, but also to bring beauty and meaning to common tasks and rituals. Working with stoneware,
I continue this tradition, making pottery to enrich the experience of daily life.

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INVENTORY

The Kitzman Pottery inventory varies with seasons, inspiration & demand. 

Kiln openings are always a delight, offering a variety of both

fresh and familiar forms paired with an elegant glaze palette. 

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CONTACT CRAIG

  • We welcome all your questions

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  • Wholesale Opportunities

  • Dinnerware | Special Events

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  • Studio Visits Welcome by Appointment

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455 London Road, Deerfield, Wisconsin 53531 USA

719-293-1310

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