The things I love are showing signs of age. A frayed edge here, a grey hair there. My favorite pair of woolen socks needs darning... again. My best jeans have two, no make it three, patches. The best books are dog-eared. And my 25 year-old-pair of Docs… well, you'll have to pry them off my cold dead feet. These are objects made well, obtained with a certain amount of deliberation and cost, and despite their age, will be around much longer than the ill-considered plastic junk collecting dust in closets and cabinets.
In a world of cheap, disposable everything, we have the very real potential of drowning in uniformly extruded, humorless, and lifeless goods. But a shiny veneer is just no substitute for substance. The things I love will be around long enough to become nostalgic.
The things I make are intended to be loved by someone else – in much the same way. Made deliberately, slowly, and with some strongly preconceived notions of what I'd want to own, Darn Pottery is simple, useful and made to look a bit pre-aged – reminiscent of something made a while back. Individually handbuilt or thrown on the wheel, handpainted with colored slips and food-safe glazes, and decorated with original drawings, every piece of Darn Pottery is different. It takes much longer that way, but…
Each piece is a glimpse of a story in progress. Like opening a familiar fairy tale at a random page, you can pretty much guess at what’s about to happen. Magical, animated, and a little bit nostalgic, I hope my pottery brings warmth and goofy childhood memories to the table.