Stoneware Pottery by Val

Taking form, function, and color to another level

Iowa State Fair 2013!

Posted By on August 7, 2013

We are set up at the Iowa State Fair in the Walnut Center which starts this Thursday! It is open 9am to 9pm each day and I will be doing throwing demonstrations in the mornings until 3 pm and then trimming those pieces in the evening. We have a lot of dragonfly vases which we have gotten glazed since Eric left back for Florida. We took some pictures of the set up and updated the dragonfly gallery. A lot of the new pictures we took are of pieces that are going to be there. See you at the fair!

New Store Open!

Posted By on June 22, 2013


We just opened our new online store today! All we have up right now are some basic pieces and colors. We’ll have more up in the future, but we’re still taking orders directly from us via email and phone. So if you we don’t have the colors or pieces you want up there, don’t worry! Feel free to contact us directly.

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New Teapots

Posted By on June 19, 2013


Teapots are coming down the line! They should be ready by the end of June for the Midwest Art Fest. More photos soon!

Cheddar Cheese Bread

Posted By on June 11, 2013

A favorite around the house. Great with a bit of butter!

Cheddar Cheese Bread
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 6-8

A tasty cheese bread – a bigger version of everyone’s favorite cheese biscuits.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 t. baking powder
  • 1 T. sugar
  • ½ t. onion salt
  • ½ t. oregano
  • ¼ t. ground mustard
  • dash of garlic powder
  • 1¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 T. melted butter.

  1. Combine flour, baking powder,sugar, onion salt, oregano, ground mustard, dash of garlic powder, and set aside.
  2. Combine egg, milk, and butter. Add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring just enough till moistened.
  3. Spread batter in greased bread bowl.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick pulls clean.


First Place!

Posted By on June 8, 2013


Val got first place in the Cambridge Pottery Games in the lightweight division this year! Wish her luck tomorrow as she takes on tomorrow’s theme for Grand Champion: “For the birds” on the stage tomorrow Sunday!

For those that don’t know, the Cambridge Pottery Games consist of five events the 15 minute Cylinder, Sphere, and Platter; the 1 minute Cylinder and a judged aesthetic piece. There are two divisions: Lightweight and Heavyweight (which has twice the weight in clay) Each of the potters that place the top three in each division come back the next day to compete in a Grand Champion round the next day that consists of three aesthetic pieces; small, medium, and large; that are based on a theme.

See you on stage tomorrow!


Posted By on June 5, 2013


Last minute firing… these will still be warm at Cambridge! Hopefully the weather will be warm too!

Dragonfly Vases

Posted By on May 6, 2013


Eric is also bringing these back and they are better than ever. It’s great having him back helping in the studio.

A brand new look!

Posted By on May 6, 2013

Eric my son is back home for the the month of June and he’s helping out on a much needed face-lift to the website. We’ll be updating content up on the website in the upcoming weeks as we comprise what I want and what he’s able to create. We’re excited about the new site so stay tuned for updates!