I don’t usually talk about my personal life but this time, I need to get the word out about my pottery equipment sale.

High fired porcelain platter

For 20 years I was a professional potter. I started by going to local arts fairs and selling there. I was President of the state C.L.A.Y. (Craftsmen Living Among You). In fact, I hosted a kiln building workshop at my home and the participants built a high fire, Cone 10 kiln in one day. I once threw a series of porcelain platters that were decorated by some of Arizona’s most famous artists and then auctioned off by Phoenix Magazine. I co-founded and co-owned the Craftsmen’s Cooperative Gallery for 10 years, located at Heritage Square in Phoenix. I worked in all kinds of clay media from porcelain

High fired functional stoneware pitcher

to functional stoneware to Raku to sculpture. I loved it and it was a profession I could do while our children were growing up. It was hard to give up when I was elected to office as a councilmember. For a time I tried to do both jobs but each demanded an incredible amount of my time and I couldn’t work it out. So, I stopped potting.

Shimpo wheel

I have finally decided that it is time to find a good home for my equipment. This is equipment that is used daily by potters who make their living selling their art. The prices are smokin’ deals. Kiln shelves that sell new for $45 are for sale for $15. A Shimpo wheel, the work horse of the industry, sells new for about $1500. Mine is $500. I have lots of

Bucket full of kiln posts

other equipment and it would be a shame to throw it all away.

That’s where you come in, dear reader. If you know of anyone who is a potter, please tell him/her to text me at 602-320-3422 to arrange a time to come by. I am located in Glendale, AZ.