Handmade pottery is truly an art form, and it’s one of the best ways to display art in your home. Many pieces of pottery are beautiful and functional, and they are versatile enough to be displayed in a variety of ways. There are many boutiques and galleries in the metro area that carry a variety of handmade pottery at many price points. A piece of pottery can serve as a lovely accent piece and it is easy to integrate with any decorating style. Up your interior game with a piece of handmade pottery.
Artists On Santa Fe
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Located in the Santa Fe Arts District, Artists on Santa Fe offers a myriad of original artworks from local artists, including a vast selection of handmade pottery. From simple vases to sculptural pieces, this gallery has anything that you need to enhance your decor with a unique piece of art. Many artists share the studio space, and there is a rotating selection of artists, so the merchandise changes frequently. If you want to check it out for yourself, the gallery usually hosts events during First Friday art walks, but it is also open throughout the week if you’d like to browse when it’s not as crowded.
1256 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
Owned by watercolor artist Nancy Condit, Sand Dollar Gallery features many pieces of original art, and it has been a local favorite for more than 40 years. The gallery features works by Condit and other artists, including ceramic artists and those who work with hand blown glass. Fans of ceramics can find pieces in many styles, each bringing a timelessness to any decor. The gallery also features other works of art including jewelry, paintings and artisanal goods such as soap, greeting cards and fabric art. Stop into an art show to peruse the merchandise, or set up an appointment.
2757 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
As its name implies, The Artisan Center features art from a collective of artists of all types, including many ceramics artists. Along with pottery of all types from kitschy to clean, the shop also offers plenty of other handmade merchandise from scarves and hats to hand crafted jewelry. Designed to foster creativity, The Artisan Center is popular with artists of all media, and its colorful interior may ignite your creative streak. Local artists can also contact the company to showcase their merchandise for potential sales.
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1421 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall has no shortage of stores at which to find artisanal goods, but Boulder Arts and Crafts is a standout. As one of the oldest artist cooperatives in the U.S., this shop has perfected the shopping experience for its customers and for its artists. Not only is the store easy to navigate, with many pieces organized into categories, its website is easy to navigate as well. With more than 20,000 pieces in stock, you are likely to find a piece of pottery that works for your personal style. If you are having trouble locating one you like, the store can help you get in touch with the individual artists, so you can check out other works that you may like better.
1720 Wazee St., Suite 1B
Denver, CO 80202
Those who appreciate Native American art will love this gallery, which features artwork from artists of various tribes, including pottery and other ceramics. The gallery features beautiful pottery from tribes, including Acoma, Navajo, Hopi, Laguna, San Juan and many more. There is a variety of pieces from individual pieces to collections at a variety of price points, but these are all hand crafted, so be prepared to spend some money. The shop also carries jewelry, paintings, sculpture and other works, and its inventory is constantly rotating. Check out the website, or stop into the gallery to see what is available.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.