Having no real artistic skill myself (even stick figures are a stretch), stepping inside of Scott Shafer’s Stoneware Studio in Centerville, Indiana was jaw-dropping.
Long tables, tall shelves, pottery, and all the things that go into making these one of a kind works of functional art are all around the Wayne County art studio.
Scott Shafer Stoneware Pottery in Centerville, Indiana
Although Scott couldn’t give us the grand tour because he had another engagement, he did leave the door open for us (as is the small Indiana town way, don’t you know) so we could take a peek around.
In this sunny studio, well, how could you not feel inspired? You think he’d mind if I brought in my laptop and got to work?
Scott’s pottery is all around. Holding a bunch of bright daisies, or leafy plants, a bunch of pears, or a wooden spoon, his pottery is working pottery. There are shelves of mugs and plates and fruit bowls.
In other words, this pottery isn’t meant to sit there and look pretty, oh no! It’s meant to be used. Although, you know, it could just sit there and look pretty if that’s what you wanted. It does very well at that too.
Centerville, Indiana Pottery
For over thirty years Scott Shafer has been making pottery.
He’s been featured in various publications from all over the place and has truly made a name for himself. When you look around, you can easily see why.
Each item looks carefully crafted and made to last. This is very well made Indiana pottery. They feel substantial and good in your hands. It’s comfortable. Unique. Useful. It’s sturdy enough that you can use it without feeling like it will break on you.
Hopefully, you have better luck than we did and can catch Scott in the process of creating future bowls, vases, and plates. That would be fun to watch a lump of clay turn into something usable and lovely right before your eyes.
An Indiana Potter
At Scott Shafer Pottery in Centerville, Indiana, each piece is hand-thrown and completely unique.
Trust me, this is a Wayne County attraction you won’t want to skip over. Look for the short sign that reads “Shafer Pottery” and pull down the gravel drive.
Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus. I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.
Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.
Scott Shafer Stoneware Pottery
610 North Morton Avenue
Centerville, Indiana 47330
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