Anneke's Pottery Design

Handmade Pottery

Our pottery is all wheel-turned or hand-built. Each piece is unique in shape, size and colour.

Welcome To Our Website

We hope you enjoy our pottery. Each piece is made by hand, either wheel turned or hand-built. So each piece is unique in both shape and colours. Pottery is made by Anneke Kazmierczak and some pieces are also made by her father, Marius Van Woerden who has been a potter for over 60 years. Our pottery can be found at some local shops in Waterford, Ingersoll and Port Dover, as well as we attend some popular artisan market events throughout the year. Check our social media page for event updates and where we also display some of our newest pieces. 

Each Piece is Carefully Handcrafted

Our Process

Clay is measured and weighed depending on what is being made then wedged to remove air pockets. We create a piece on the wheel and then let it dry. The following day the piece will be a ‘leather hard’ and it’s ready to be trimmed. Trimming is turning the pot or piece upside down and trimming off any excess clay. This is also the stage where mugs get handles if needed. The pot then dries and needs to be ‘bone dry’ before going into the kiln. The piece is then loaded into the kiln and fired or bisqued to roughly 1900 degrees Fahrenheit which takes 12 hours. After which, it is slowly cooled back down which can take roughly 12 hours as well. The pottery piece is now ready to be waxed on the bottom and glazed on surface. Waxing the bottoms is necessary because glaze can not touch the kiln shelf or the pot will stick. Waxing the bottom first makes it easier for wiping away excess glaze to avoid getting glaze on the bottom. A piece can be either dipped into glaze or it can be brushed on. After glazing the pot is once again placed in the kiln and is fired to almost 2300 degrees Fahrenheit which takes 8 hours. It then takes 12 hours to cool, after which the piece is ready to go to the store and into the hands of our customers to enjoy.

In the case of flat trays, chacuterie boards and platters the clay is flattened with a slab roller and formed into shape. It is then left to dry with no trimming required during the drying process and then follows the same process through the kiln.

Find Our Pottery at Local Shops