Pots for Pennies

“Pandemic Pots” is just what Gordon and I are calling

“we need to clear out all of these pots to justify making more.”


While our pottery skills and collection have benefitted from this godawful pandemic, much of our local community has not. Food insecurity, obstacles to accessing good healthcare, and mental health challenges have affected many of our friends and neighbors.  So we decided to sell our pots and donate the proceeds to local organizations.  

We are not professional potters, but we’re getting better every day... as long as we can find enough room to make more. That said, these pots vary in quality. Some are heavier than they look; others have minor glaze oopsies; but most we’ve just decided for some reason not to keep them. (See “We have NO MORE ROOM,” above.)

About the pots

Unless otherwise noted, these pieces are food-safe, microwave-safe, and dishwasher-safe, at least as long as you treat them reasonably. Some of the pieces that are glazed with celadons (Amaco brand) show little fine crackling effect... they are food safe but will probably eventually stain along the crackling lines, so don’t leave your lack tea in there overnight.

How to bid or buy

I’ve organized these into “Minimum bid” items, where we would feel bad if we didn’t raise a certain amount of money due to the sheer number of hours we put in,  “Flat price” items, and “Make us an offer” items.  To request an item, please comment on the first photo of the group, with your name and which item (if in a group photo). And then in an email (to, please send me your contact information.

Keep in mind that shipping can be expensive.  If you can pick up from us directly or meet me in Ithaca or thereabouts, that’d be the best and will save you $. Otherwise add $20 for shipping one item, and add another $5 for each additional item you are purchasing. I will confirm your total and the payment details when I receive your bid and contact info.

Happy shopping!!


Micrography: Art that Speaks

Trumansburg, New York

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