We are a couple of self taught potters making a go of it in Upstate NY. We wood fire in a ground hog style kiln that we built in our back yard. The saying is" where there is a will there is a way " and we feel this is a perfect illustration of our philosophy about life bleeding into our craft. We bought a well loved stand up kick wheel for 150$ on Craigslist and built our first cone 10 stoneware wood kiln from scavenged ordinary house bricks in Spring of 2017. This was the beginning of Moldy Crow Pottery.
Charlie's work focuses on locally prospected materials such as shale and wood ash which he collects and processes by hand and mixes into them glazes that dress his pieces in parts of the local landscape.
Deanna's work focuses on more conventional glazes with a primary focus on celadons allowing the surface texture of the piece to come through. Added glass is a prominent feature in her work as well.