Roycroft Pottery Studio


Janice McDuffie, an artisan whose ceramic works are highly prized by Arts & Crafts collectors, recently relocated her longtime studio from the Roycroft Campus to her home, a residence built in the 1960s that was closely based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s published plans for his 1953 Usonian Exhibition House. Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of McDuffie’s work is the extraordinary palette of glazes that she has developed and perfected after years of research and testing. With such names as Hamada Green, Copper Glaze and Shamo Yellow, these glazes range from earthy greens and blue/greens to a deep chocolate and light copper that evoke the coloration associated with hammered surfaces of early Roycroft copper work. Her vases, bowls, boxes and other objects include one-of-a-kind wheel thrown pieces and limited edition slip-cast pieces in high fired porcelain. You’ll also see beautiful hand-pressed tiles imprinted with floral imagery such as trilliums, poppies and roses.

The Roycroft Pottery Studio is open by appointment. Please call ahead.

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