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Kiln Opening 20 January 2022-first fire of the year!

If today’s kiln opening (the first of 2022) is any indicator of what the new year is going to bring-it’s going to be a great year!!!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I made plenty of red and love themed pots. They would make the perfect gift for that special someone who appreciates a hard carved one of a kind work of art that can be used everyday to eat or drink.

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 can be used in the microwave

Prices for your reference:


Cups or side plates$40
Spice Jar $60
Plates $100

Update:

As an artist, sometimes there’s a conflict between my creative ideas and REALITY. I’ve had to accept that the front porch idea loses its charm in winter. It’s too cold, and I don’t feel right encouraging people to take an unnecessary long drive in the country during winter.

HERES MY NEW PLAN: The porch will be open over the weekend, but after that, I’m bringing all the pottery to my studio at the Pendleton Art Center Cincinnati. I’ll be there once a week (still deciding the date-probably Wednesdays – what week day works for you?), you’ll be able to visit and take your time while looking at the different pots (and other art) in a heated space.

Sorry for the abrupt pivot, and hope to see you soon!!!


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Cardinal Greenware Jar

Earlier today, i did a live stream on facebook, where i carved this jar. It went over an hour, and I had to take a break without finishing the carving.

It still needs to be fired and glazed, but here is the finished carving for those who wanted to see how it turned out.

Thanks everyone who was able to tune in and hang out in the studio earlier today.

Stay tuned to see how it turns out. The finished pot will be translucent white porcelain with bright red designs.

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Multi-screen throwing pottery

I tried something a little different during today’s facebook live stream: multi cameras

The LIVE stream had two cameras at once-one side view, one overhead view. Hopefully watching the two different angles help get an idea of what the hands are doing when i throw pottery on the wheel.

Here’s a sped up playback of one of the pots I threw, to give you an idea of what it looked like.

Thanks again to those who joined me during the live stream!

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Tree of LOVE – Work In Progress

The other day, I made a LIVE facebook video while carving a cup. Here’s a sped up playback for those who missed it, or don’t have the time to watch an HOUR of carving.It’s a tree filled with birds and heart shaped fruit. Hope to have it fired in time for valentine’s day.

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Carving Cardinals Into A Porcelain Cup

I usually speed up videos of me working (because the process takes so long-and attention spans) but challenged myself to NOT speed anything up; instead, edit in a way that tells the story of decorating a porcelain cup WHILE keeping it under a minute in length. Hope you all are staying warm and enjoying the snow (if you were lucky enough to get some) have a great weekend!

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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 28 November 2021

Another Great Kiln Firing! Jugs with long necks (perfect for olive oil or vinegar), Bowls and cups with a new pear design, and tiny little cream pitchers in a beautiful deep blue. All hand thrown porcelain, Signed (with a date) by the artist. Lead free, Food and Microwave Safe.

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!

Swipe or click the arrows below to see all the different images:

  • Pear Bowl Blue
  • Pear Tree Cup
  • Single Cream Jug - Flowers

Prices for your reference:

Jugs $60
Full Size Bowls $45
Cups $40
Berry Bowls, Saucers and Small Jugs $25

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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