Each FD Pottery piece is crafted from start to finish by Francis DeFabo in his home studio in Latrobe, PA. He takes the time to create pots that feel as good as they look. Bottoms of mugs are burnished to warm your hands as well as your soul. Wine and whiskey cups are carved and dimpled to excite your fingers as the contents excite your palate. Passing bowls are wheel-thrown with deep, narrow bases and organically flared rims, then squished to alter the shape, all the better for two sets of hands to share heaps of mashed potatoes, pasta, or salad.
These hard-wearing pots are made to be used and enjoyed every day. The glazes are food safe, and most do just fine in the dishwasher or microwave. The designs are relaxed and subdued, like a favorite sweater. Subtle variations in each pot will reveal themselves over years of use.
25% of all FD pottery sales are donated to Potters for Peace. This U.S. based non profit helps bring clean drinking water to some of our world's most impoverished people by setting up workshops that make inexpensive ceramic water filtration systems.