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Kiln Opening 24 November 2021

This firing was exciting because I fired 2 new forms: Jugs and little side dish bowls. The jugs are about 5 1/2 inches tall. The bowls are about 2 inches tall with about 4 inch diameter. A perfect size for ice cream, or a side dish of peas or beans.

The beautiful thing about black and white porcelain is that it looks great no matter where you use it. If you have been looking for some pots with COLOR: I have some deep cobalt blue cups, and one side dish bowl.

All of these pots are handmade porcelain, with my signature and date carved in the bottom. They are food safe and can be used in the microwave. Swipe or click the arrows below to see all the pots from today’s firing

  • Blue Horse Cup

I don’t sell pots online, you need to see these in person and hold them in your hands before making a selection. I’ll have them on my front porch in Old Washington. Please stop to see them in person and support one of your favorite potters. Please contact me by email: ken@kenswinson.com if you are going to make a special trip–especially if it’s for something in particular…i’d hate to miss you!


Pottery prices for your reference:
saucer or side dish bowls: $25
cups: $40
jugs: $60
plates: $80

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Kiln Opening 12 November 2021

I’ve had really good luck lately, with multiple kiln firings that have zero losses.

Today, the kiln gods decided to cut me down a notch. I had a large blue chicken plate, where the clear glaze was too thick and got cloudy. it’ll look nice in my garden/pottery graveyard.

Another pot, had a s-crack—those pesky cracks on the bottom of a pot that happen from time to time. The crack did not go all the way through, so it’s a completely usable cup…just not perfect. It’ll end up on the half price table.

Out of 24 new pots, only 2 had flaws, so I’m still grateful its going so well. Clay (especially porcelain) will do weird things when it goes through the firing process. swipe or click the arrows below to see the rest of the pots from today’s firing.



I don’t sell pots online, you need to see these in person and hold them in your hands before making a selection. I’ll have them on my front porch in Old Washington. Please stop to see them in person and support one of your favorite potters. Please contact me by email: ken@kenswinson.com if you are going to make a special trip–especially if it’s for something in particular…i’d hate to miss you!

Pottery prices for your reference:
saucer: $25
cups without handles: $30
cups with handles: $40
bowls: $45

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Kiln Opening 23 October 2021

It’s been a long time since i’ve had two kiln firings in one week, but I’ve been busy in the clay studio, making lots of shining new porcelain pieces!

This firing was unique, because it’s the first time i’ve made cups without handles. They are great for juice, soda, mixed drinks or your favorite Kentucky made spirits on the rocks.

I don’t sell pots online, you need to see these in person and hold them in your hands before making a selection. I’ll have them on my front porch in Old Washington tomorrow (monday October 25) after 10am. Please stop by to pick one for your collection and to support one of your favorite artist/potters.

Pottery prices for your reference:
saucers: $25
cups without handles: $30
cups with handles: $40
bowl with oak branch: $45

swipe or click the arrows below to see al the pots from the firing.

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Kiln Opening 20 October 2021

I just opened the kiln and have some beautiful new porcelain pottery!!!

This firing was unique, because I had a request from a very very special friend for a 20oz cup with handle. I made 7 large cups that hold 20 oz volume (or more). Don’t fall in love, because the friend gets to pick their cup first. BUT DON’T LOSE hope, because there will be 6 unchosen large mugs looking for their home.

I still don’t sell pots online, because I believe potter should be picked up and held to really know if it’s *the one* for you. However for this kiln load, I’m packing these pots up and taking them to LOUISVILLE, KY. If you live in that area, and would like to see them in person, you are in luck! i’ll be at the Thurman-Hutchins park…right across from Cox Park. If you take the Zorn ave exit from 71 south, take a right on river road, then the park is almost the very next right. I’ll be there from Saturday the 23rd of October from 11am-1pm. I’ll have a butane stove, and different teas, so you try a cup of tea from one of these porcelain cups while we visit.

Pottery prices for your reference:
saucers: $25
cups or the small bowl: $40
large cups: $55
large bowl: $80

Swipe or click the arrows below to see all the pots from the firing.

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Kiln Opening 7 October 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some pretty new porcelain pots!!! I’m trying to learn the teacup and saucer form. I’m in love with the first results.

I still don’t sell pots online, so you’ll have to come see me in-person to add one to your collection. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot (especially porcelain) needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. Large plates and the bowl are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized plates are $40 each. Saucers are $25.

This firing had a few special request surprise gifts, so I haven’t included them in the slideshow,

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Kiln Opening 13 September 2021

I’m no good at keeping secrets. My original idea was to keep these new handmade porcelain pottery a secret, and surprise in-person guests to my upcoming hybrid virtual/in-person exhibit at the Pendleton Art Center.

it’s been almost 6 months since my last kiln opening, and I couldn’t wait to show off the latest kiln firing.

I still don’t sell pots online, so you’ll have to come see me in-person to add one to your collection. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot (especially porcelain) needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. Large plates are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized plates are $40 each. They will be available to view, along with new paintings, at the Pendleton Art Center September 21 and 23 from 11am-7pm at studio 400 (4th floor) Send an email to make a reservation.

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kiln firing 23 March 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots!


I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot (especially porcelain) needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Large plates are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized plates are $40 each. First come, first served. The porch has a ‘half off’ table with perfectly functional pots, that have slight flaws.

If you are looking for a good reason to come visit: this weekend March 27, 2021, we are having an Art And Chocolate festival in our little historic village of Old Washington from 10-5pm.

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  • porcelain cup with black log cabin sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with black sgraffito design of washington hall, old washigton, ky 1796
  • porcelain plate of man holding on to a bull's horn black sgraffito design
  • porcelain plate with tulips and horse black sgraffito design
  • porcelain plate with tulips and peace symbol sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with peace love sgraffito design peace symbol
  • porcelain plate with doves and olive branches peace symbol sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with black sgraffito designs of tulip flowers
  • porcelain cup with tulip bees and peace symbol black sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with birds and peace symbols sgrafito design black
  • porcelain cup with tulip and peace symbol black sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with black sgrafftio design with sheep and peace symbol
  • porcelain cup with peace and love sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with sheeep sgraffito black design
  • porcelain plate with blue birds in tree sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with blue sgraffito peace symbol and flowers
  • porcelain cup with blue sgraffito design peace symbol
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog design
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog design
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog decoration
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog design
  • porcelain cup with green frog sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog design
  • porcelain cup with green frog sgraffito design
  • porcelain plate with red cardinal sgraffito design
  • porcelain plate with love one another red sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with blue bunny sgraffito decorations
  • porcelain cup with goat sgraffito design
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kiln firing 1 March 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots!


I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot (especially porcelain) needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Large plates are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized cardinal plate are $40 each. First come, first served. The porch has a ‘half off’ table with perfectly functional pots, that have slight flaws.

Click the arrows below to see all the pots

  • folk art style porcelain plate with cat and bird
  • folk art style porcelain plate with goats and tulips
  • porcelain mug of squirrel holding an acorn
  • porcelain folk art style plate with sgraffito sheep and peace symbol
  • porcelain mug with tulips and a peace symbol
  • folk art style porcelain plate with candinal
  • folk art style porcelain plate with cardinal
  • folk art style porcelain plate of a fox
  • folk art style porcelain plate with fox
  • folk art style porcelain plate with cat and birds
  • folk art style porcelain plate with cat bird and dog
  • folk art style porcelain plate of house with birds
  • folk art style porcelain mug with peace symbol
  • folk art style porcelain mug with peace symbol
  • folk art style porcelain cup with birds and peace symbol
  • folk art style porcelain cup with goats and flowers
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kiln firing 27 January 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots. This batch had a lot (6) of plates, which take up a lot of space in the kiln, so this firing does not have as many pots as firings in the past.


I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Plates and the ‘Peace On Earth bowl’ are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized cardinal plate are $40 each. First come, first served. The porch has a ‘half off’ table with perfectly functional pots, that have slight flaws.

Click the arrows below to see all the pots

  • blue porcelain plate with bunny design
  • blue porcelain plate with goat and flowers design
  • blue porcelain plate with folk art birds in tree design
  • porcelain blue plate with design of a pig under a tree
  • blue porcelain plate with village and flock of birds design
  • blue porcelain plate with design of old washington kentucky
  • porcelain bowl with lion and lamb - birds carrying banner that says 'peace on earth'
  • red porcelain plate with cardinal design
  • porcelain mug with blue design of birds carrying olive branch and peace symbol
  • porcelain mug with blue design of birds carrying olive branch and peace symbol
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kiln firing 22 January 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots. Most exciting to me are the new plates. These little rectangle plates are about 8″x6″ a perfect size for a sandwich and some chips, or three tacos.
I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Cups, rectangle plates and bowls with carving on the outside are $40 Bowls with carving inside and out are $80. First come, first served.

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