Artifacts By Design is where you’ll find one-of-a-kind ceramic treasures.

Work derived from equal parts intuition, calculation and perspiration.

Celebrating the joy of the never ending creative process.

Workshops and Raku Firing Events

We run five-week workshops throughout the spring, summer and fall offering instruction in handbuilding, wheel throwing, sculpture and many other ceramics techniques. And it’s not just about raku although it remains our absolute favorite thing to do. Participants in the workshops choose from a variety of clays to make both functional and decorative objects. Each workshop consists of 5 4-hour sessions and group sizes are limited to no more than four so everyone can enjoy space to spread out and get lots of one-on-one attention.

In addition to workshops, we conduct numerous raku firing events. Whether you are a pro or just getting started, the firings are a great way to share the day with friends and other fans of raku and to experience the thrill of watching the work develop right before your eyes. In typically less than two hours, glazes are brushed on the work, the pieces are dried, loaded into the kiln, fired to 1750 degrees Fahrenheit, pulled glowing hot from the kiln, manipulated in reduction pits, quenched and cleaned up. In short, glazing to amazing in two hours or less. No wonder we often refer to raku as pottery for the impatient.

Check out the workshop section of the shop for more information and a schedule of upcoming events in our 1887 Victorian carriage house.

Explore Raku



Nothing is better than owning a one-of-a-kind treasure. Take a stroll through my online shop to find the perfect addition to your collection.

Our Workshops

Raku is just too much fun to keep to yourself. I have found that teaching is more fun than creating. Check out programs and small group workshop opportunities offered in my 1888 carriage house.

Artist Gallery

Not everything I create finds its way out of the studio. I learned long ago to keep some of the good stuff. Wander over to the gallery to see some of the pieces in my personal collection.