Eliza Clay began as Hanover Ridge Pottery, originally launched in rural Eastern Ohio. Clay body is mid to high-fired Stoneware fired to temperatures ranging from approximately 2,200-2,380 degrees F. (c/6.)
Pots are rooted in Japanese and English forms and fueled by my love for wind, weather and water.
The shells used for decoration on the sides of the pots have been collected from the shores of the Puget Sound here in Washington State. The spirit, coastlines and music of Scotland, Ireland and England where Sia lived for a while is a huge influence on her work. On the smaller pots, she signs with her Celtic ring purchased from a silversmith in Edinburgh. It has mysteriously stayed with her throughout all these years despite losing every other piece of jewelry…
A firm believer in the importance of beauty in the everyday, Eliza Clay Pottery creates wheel-thrown pottery ranging from tea bowls and children’s water-cups to large vases and salad bowls, created primarily for the home, suitable for little and large hands alike and artfully created homes with several practical needs.
Drawing inspiration from potters Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Warren MacKenzie, Michael Cardew…to name a few… Sia’s work is from the heart, an act of love, and designed to merge function and beauty.
Eliza Clay has created signature unique dishes such as the Tiny Cups for Tiny Hands, Tea-Steeping Bowls and Table Sea Salt Pots.
All dishes are oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. They are also non toxic, so are safe for all kitchen/tabletop use. My colors and various lines are evolving, so check back at the home page for updates.
Are you interested in collaboration (att, blacksmiths, leather-smiths and wood workers!), specialty items or simply some pottery for your home? If interested, fill out the form below or just email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Eliza Clay can ship everywhere, billing for shipping as needed. Contact email@example.com or (360)907-2487 with all pottery inquiries or simply fill out the form below.