Steven Skinner BlackTree Studio Ceramics


American Craft Council: COVER STORY
BlackTree Studio Pottery’s small Wrapped Bowls are featured in the American Craft Council’s promotion for its Baltimore Craft Show in February 2018. ACC’s popular home decor program puts craft in the context of the home. This year’s theme, Color Story, “asks designers to create room vignettes inspired by craft objects and a favorite color or group of colors that make a cohesive design statement.”
How do we achieve our colors?

These days, a lot of potters are firing at lower temperatures and using electric kilns. BlackTree Studio has used high fire gas reduction kilns for over ten years. The science of what happens inside a reduction kiln and the resulting color palette is complex. But this science supports our aesthetic. We carefully select glazes to achieve our desired colors and to highlight the potter's hand, and the clay's tone and texture. A successful 16 hour firing will result in rich glaze colors and iron-toned stoneware.

Our Wrapped Bowls (top) are examples of this process and our aesthetic.

Natural Stoneware Wraps
Small 6" dia.                  $50
Medium Bowl 8" dia.   $70
Large Bowl 10" plus     $100

Glazes in this image are (clockwise from top);
Yellow Salt, Creme Brulee, Serena Blue.
All Wrapped Bowls are available in variations and combinations shown of glazes, sizes, and inlay.

Contact Louise Belmont-Skinner via
or 773-318-9161
All works by BlackTree Studio are one-of-a-kind due to the organic nature of our process and designs.
Each piece, including glazes, will vary somewhat from the displayed examples. Your piece of pottery will be unique!