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More Test pots

After almost 3 years of working in porcelain, I’m exploring a new clay/glaze combination. It’s a dark red stoneware made here in Kentucky. I’m able to combine my love of clay, carving AND PAINTING for this new surface design.

Bear making pottery cup
bunny with flowers cup
peace goats with berries cup
cardinal cup
yellow cat cup
yellow cat cup
US Route 62 cup
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Test results are in!!!

I’ve been trying something new with clay, and going through some trial and error to get the clay/glaze combination to work right.

I finally have the chemistry working! Here are my latest test results:

Bird Cup 20oz
handmade stoneware cup with decorative rabbits flowers and a heart. made by kentucky artist ken swinson
rabbit cup 21oz
handmade stoneware cup decorated with two horses, flowers and a heart design
horse cup 24oz

they are all food/microwave safe. As always, they are not available online, you will have to visit my studio in person to add one to your collection!

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25 July 2022-kiln opening

Today the kiln decided to be really nice to me, and didn’t make rubble out of any of the porcelain plates and bowls that I spent so much time to decorate. (none of the plates seemed to warp either. Lots of bears inspired by my summer at Arrowmont. Also a NEW COLOR!!! I little darker than I expected, but I can adjust it to be more of a bluegrass blue!

If you are familiar with me, you know I ONLY sell my pots in person. No online sales, no shipping. If you would like to have one of these (and support my work) come see me this friday (29 July) at the Pendleton Art Center Cincinnati from 5-9pm. I’m at studio 400.

Hope to see you soon!

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8 July 2022 Kiln Opening

Earlier today, I opened the kiln and welcomed some new porcelain pots to the world!

They are all food/microwave safe, and made to be used.

Swipe/use arrows below to see all the pots in a slideshow

  • porcelain plate with blue goat jumping under a pear tree by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • blue porcelain bowl with intricate blue flower and bird design by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • porcelain blue spice jar by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • porcelain jar by kentucky artist ken swinson blue
  • porcelain blue spice jar by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • red porcelain bowl with a cardinal design by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • green bowl with design of two pigs in love by kentucky artist, ken swinson
  • green porcelain bowl with leaf design by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • green porcelain bowl with bird and flowering tree by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • green horse bowl with bluegrass farm design by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • porcelain cup with bunny and blooms by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • blue porcelain cup with bear design by Kentucky artist ken swinson
  • blue porcelain cup with two bears and a heart by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • blue porcelain cup with bear in flowers by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • porcelain blue cup with bear and flowers by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • blue porcelain cup by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • porcelain pottery cup blue with heart and bunny by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • porcelain cup with bunny and heart blue by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • porcelain blue cup with goat and flowers by kentucky artist ken swinson
  • blue porcelain cup with bird and flowering tree design by kentucky artist ken swinson

Unfortunately, I ONLY sell pottery in person. You can come see me every Final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center in Cincinnati. OR by appointment at my home or studio in Old Washington, KY.

PRICES FOR YOUR REFERENCE
cups and simple bowls: $45
Spice Jars: $60
Bowl Carved inside/out and Goat plate: $100

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18 April 2022 – Kiln Opening

Some new porcelain pottery from my most recent kiln opening.

Come to one of my upcoming events to see them in person, or click/swipe the photos above for a better look at all the pots from the firing. Sorry, I don’t sell pots online-in person only.

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Kiln Firing 6 February 2022

I just opened the kiln–i had some wonderful goodies, like these little cream pitchers. I don’t know why they got me so excited, but they sure are cute!

Another exciting thing is that I’ve ben experimenting with greens, and have some new results.

Here’s a gallery that shows EVERYTHING that was in today’s firing.
Click the arrows or swipe to see all the different pieces from the firing

if you are looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift, one of these pots might be the perfect thing for you!

I don’t ship or sell online. Pottery should be seen (and picked up) in person before you can truly know if it’s ‘the one’ for you. You can see them in person this Wednesday (February 9th) from noon- 6pm at my studio (studio 400) at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. Contact me me for more information–or you can visit this facebook link to RSVP:

https://www.facebook.com/events/4834612979908955

All pots are porcelain, lead free, food safe, and can be used in the microwave

Prices for your reference:

Cream Pitchers$25
Cups and Side plates $40
Spice Jars are no longer available

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Kiln Opening 24 December 2021

Holidays are a busy time in my studio. I have lots happening at once, and it can be a crunch finishing and delivering everything on time. I had what is probably my last firing of 2021 on the day before Christmas. Just in time to deliver my special orders!

Click the arrows or swipe to see all the different pieces from the firing

I don’t ship or sell online. Pottery should be seen (and picked up) in person before you can truly know if it’s ‘the one’ for you. Come visit my porch in Old Washington, Kentucky to see them in person! 

All pots are porcelain except the squirrel dog dish and the 2020 plate. All are lead free, food safe, and can be used in the microwave

Prices for your reference:

Small Bowls $25
Cups $40
Bowls $45
Spice Jars $60
Dog Dish and plates were custom orders-not available

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Kiln Opening 15 December 2021

Yesterday I had a kiln firing–Including a special group of real gold lustered spice jars. They are about 12 oz in size. Perfect for keeping salt or sugar, if you need an occasional pinch, or a jar for honey, mustard or relishes. I ALSO fired my first test bowl using a new RED color!

Click the arrows or swipe to see all the different pieces from the firing

I don’t ship or sell online. Pottery should be seen (and picked up) in person before you can truly know if it’s ‘the one’ for you. Come visit my porch in Old Washington, Kentucky to see them in person!

All pots are porcelain. They are lead free, food safe, and (except pots with gold luster) can be used in the microwave

Prices for your reference:
Cups $40
Bowls $45
Plates and Gold Spice Jars $80

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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