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Mug with Bird Handle | Barbara Walch


This signature mug by Barbara Walch of Thorndike, Maine is handmade using the pinch technique. Pinched and formed to light, smooth precision, her pieces are made with a warm brown stoneware and finished in a gas kiln. This process creates soft flashing and shading on the raw clay exterior of this soft undulating form. The interior glaze is a speckled cream color, while the exterior is glossy burnt orange. The handle is a matte brown and features a cute little bird accent.

This item is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

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Barbara Walch
Thorndike, Maine

Barbara Walch has been making handbuilt pottery since 1973. She is one of only a few American potters who work primarily with the pinch technique. Her handcrafted stoneware dinnerware is distinctive, unusual, and appealing. Barbara and her husband, Charlie Krause, are the proprietors of Fire Flower Garden and Pottery at their home located just outside the village of Thorndike, in central Maine, where her studio has been since 1989. In addition to the working pottery studio, there are extensive cottage gardens, cutting beds and a roadside plant stand.

Shipping Measurements

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 3 in

Stoneware, Glaze