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Margo Brown, Margo's Pottery and Fine Crafts

     In 1973, Margo Brown was a college student whose interest in zoology led her to major in wildlife management.  That same year she took an introductory ceramics class.  By 1976, finding herself obsessed with clay, and realizing that what she wanted was to make pots, she began to study at Big Creek Pottery in Davenport, California.  In 1978 she did further study at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho.

     A fulltime potter since 1977, she works mostly in high fired stoneware, but also with porcelain.  Working in her backyard in Buffalo, Wyoming, Margo fires her pots in a downdraft gas kiln that she built herself.  Her pieces are intended to be used, and no lead, barium or other harmful substances are used in the glazes. Margo sees her pottery as a link between herself and the customer and hopes that each piece has an active life in its new home.  Margo Brown currently sells all her work at her store, Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts, and these are just a small sampling of what is available.  If you are interested in other pieces, please e-mail, and we will send more photos.

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Photos by Tom Ferris


Lynn Munns - Casper, Wyoming Potter

     Casper, Wyoming potter Lynn Munns taught ceramics at Casper College from 1971-2006.  He has always made quiet, functional work with strong forms, and has influenced countless ceramic students over the years.

     Growing up on a ranch near Virginia City, Montana, Munns would visit a potter’s studio as a child, and was allowed to make pinch pots.  He went on to get an MFA degree from Utah State University.  During his thirty-five year career as a teacher, and eventually as the head of the art department at Casper College, he always produced a large body of work in addition to teaching.

     Now, besides teaching workshops across the country, he continues to work voraciously with clay.  We often get new work from this artist, so please don’t hesitate to e-mail for other images, this is just a sampling.  He is a “potter’s potter”, and admired for his form and strong sense of function by his peers.

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#13/1 Jar; 14" tall by 14" at widest point;
5" diameter lid; $300.00


Sam Taylor, Dog Bar Pottery

     Sam Taylor, of Dog Bar Pottery, is a self-taught studio potter from Westhampton, Massachusetts.  All of his wood-fired stoneware pots are functional, although he does make some pieces that are prettier to look at while other pieces are more rewarding to use.   Sam makes all of his pottery on a non-electric Leach or treadle style wheel.  He likes to throw pots on the wheel and then alter them, using a knife to cut facets or a paddle to change the form.  It is Sam’s intent to make forms and decorations that will complement or in turn be complemented by firing pots in the wood kiln.

     Sam sees the process of firing his kiln with wood as exhilarating; the fire makes the kiln come alive – but trying to control something that has a life of its own is intensely challenging.  The fire reaches a temperature of up to 2,300 degrees and must be fed for 24 hours. None of his pottery is spared by the fire or by the ash and salt that are carried along with it.  Each piece of pottery that comes out of the kiln has its own story to tell.  Sam feels that the pots he unloads from the kiln are so much better than what he had put in, and all these years later, he still gets the same thrill unloading.  Never are two pieces the same, but also through the magic of the kiln and the fire, the pottery is alive.

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Sam Taylor Pots!


7 1/2 inch plate, $58.50


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Hours

May 1-December 31st, open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open Sundays, Memorial Day weekend through December 24th - 12 Noon - 5:00 PM

Open Fridays and Saturdays, January 1st-April 30th, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, or by appointment.  For an appointment, call Margo at 307-684-2194.

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