Barb Dreyer Studio
Barb Dreyer Studio
Barb Dreyer Studio
Barb Dreyer Studio
Barb Dreyer Studio
Evergreen Pottery Leaves and Berries Pottery Native Grasses Pottery Textures Pottery
Pottery

I create my pottery using the slab-building method. Clay is rolled out flat, cut, then imprinted with texture before being formed into functional or decorative vases and pots and then fired in the kiln. The results of clay, glazes, heat, and the flashing of flame through the kiln vary and are unique to each firing. The mid-fire beige or dark stoneware clay is fired in an electric kiln. These pieces have a very natural feel to them. The high-fire stoneware and porcelain is fired in a gas soda kiln. Soda pieces have a rich, varied surface and sometimes a satin or orange-peel texture.

I create the organic textures in the collections called Evergreen, Berries and Leaves, and Native Grasses by imprinting real plants (mostly native to Minnesota and the Upper Midwest) into the clay. Because each leaf and branch has its own unique characteristics, no two pieces are ever exactly alike. The collection called Textures is imprinted with an endless variety of found objects including shells, nuts, vintage lace, crocheted doilies, fabrics, and sewing notions.

Lead free glazes are used in order for the functional pieces to be food safe. They may be used in a microwave and oven as long as you preheat the pottery with the oven. As with all fine handmade objects, hand washing is advised.


Evergreen Collection

The evergreen collection is available year round.

Rectangular Platter
Rectangular Platter

Description: White pine and cone pressed on each end. Clear gloss glaze.
Dimensions: 14.5 x 6.5 in.
Price: $46.00
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Syrup or Cream Pitcher
Syrup or Cream Pitcher

Description: White spruce imprint. Clear gloss glaze. Holds 8 ounces.
Price: $25.00
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Table Vase
Table Vase

Description: Juniper branch imprint. Clear gloss glaze.
Dimensions: Height 11 in.
Price: $53.00
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Tall Flared Vase
Tall Flared Vase

Description: White pine with cone. Dark stoneware, unglazed exterior, warm dark brown glaze in imprint and interior.
Dimensions: 14 x 8 x 5 in.
Price: $78.00
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Tumbler
Tumbler

Description: White Spruce; dark stoneware, unglazed exterior,warm dark brown glaze in imprint and interior.
Dimensions: 4 x 3 in.
Price: $16.00
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Medium Utensil Holder
Medium Utensil Holder

Description: White cedar, dark clay, unglazed exterior, warm dark glaze in plant imprint and interior.
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5 in.
Price: $39.00
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Wine Chiller
Wine Chiller

Description: White pine with cone. Soda fired stoneware, amber glaze interior. Also works nicely as a desk organizer or magazine holder.
Dimensions: 6.5 x 10 x 7 in.
Price: $68.00
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Wall Pocket
Wall Pocket

Description: White cedar and cones. Soda fired stoneware with amber glaze interior.
Dimensions: 10.5 x 6 in.
Price: $41.00
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Napkin Holder
Napkin Holder

Description: Juniper and white pine. Soda fired stoneware.
Dimensions: 5 x 9 x 3 in.
Price: $34.00
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Leaves & Berries Collection


The Leaves & Berries Collection is available only during each plant's select growing season. If you would like to order a specific piece that is out of season your order will be placed on backorder until we are able to gather the native plants and berries.

Cheese Tray with Spreader
Berry Collection

Description: Raspberry, beige stoneware, clear gloss glaze. A coordinating decorative spreader is included.
Dimensions: 10" L x 6" W
Price: $34.00
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Floor Vase
Floor Vase

Description: Highbush cranberry, beige stoneware, clear gloss glaze.
Dimensions: Height 19 in.
Price: $115.00
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Side Handled Basket
Side Handled Basket

Description: Sumac, beige clay, clear gloss glaze.
Dimensions: 4 x 8 in.
Price: $45.00
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Tall Pitcher
Tall Pitcher

Description: Grapevine, dark stoneware, unglazed exterior, warm dark brown glaze on imprint and interior.
Dimensions: Height 10 in.
Price: $52.00
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Oval Plate
Oval Plate

Description: White oak, dark stoneware, unglazed interior, warm dark brown glaze on imprint and interior.
Dimensions: 8 x 5 in.
Price: $22.00
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Long Slender Basket
Long Slender Basket

Description: Interrupted fern, dark stoneware, unglazed interior, warm dark brown glaze on imprint and interior.
Dimensions: 12.5 x 3 x 3 in.
Price: $42.00
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Rectangular Plate
Rectangular Plate

Description: White oak, soda-fired stoneware.
Dimensions: 10.5 x 5.5 in.
Price: $35.00
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Folded Basket
Folded Basket

Description: Bloodroot, soda-fired stoneware.
Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 6 in.
Price: $62.00
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Large Tumbler
Large Tumbler

Description: Red osier dogwood, soda-fired stoneware.
Dimensions: 6 x 3.5 in.
Price: $33.00
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Native Grasses

The native grasses collection is available during the fall and winter seasons.  If you would like to order a specific piece that is out of season your order will be placed on backorder until we are able to gather the native plants.

Wine Chiller or Desk Organizer
Wine Chiller or Desk Organizer

Description: Beige stoneware.
Dimensions: 6.5 x 10 x 7 in.
Price: $67.00
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Tall Flared Vase with Handles
Tall Flared Vase with Handles

Description: Beige stoneware.
Dimensions: 14 x 8 x 5 in.
Price: $78.00
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Napkin Holder
Napkin Holder

Description: Beige stoneware.
Dimensions: 5 x 9 x 3 in.
Price: $34.00
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Utensil Holder
Utensil Holder

Description: Dark stoneware.
Dimensions: Height 6 in.
Price: $35.00
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Medium Vase
Medium Vase

Description: Dark stoneware.
Dimensions: Height 8 in.
Price: $39.00
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Textures

Tall Pitcher
Tall Pitcher

Description: Soda-fired stoneware with brocade texture.
Dimensions: Height 20 in.
Price: $135.00
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Wall Pocket
Wall Pocket

Description: Soda-fired stoneware with crocheted texture.
Dimensions: 10 x 6 in.
Price: $42.00
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Grape Cluster Cheese Tray
Grape Cluster Cheese Tray

Description: Soda-fired stoneware with copper tendrils and hanger.
Dimensions: 9.5 x 5 in.
Price:$35.00
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Vase: Red Carpet Series
Vase from Red Carpet Series

Description: Porcelain with DG midnight blue glaze.
Dimensions: Height 18 in.
Price: $135.00
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Footed Basket
Footed Basket

Description: Porcelain with brocade texture and DG mustard slip.
Dimensions: 4.5 x 5 in.
Price: $55.00
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Pitcher with Attitude
Pitcher with Attitude

Description: Porcelain with raised crazy quilt texture.
Dimensions: Height 10 in.
Price:$53.00
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Each piece of pottery is created by hand and has individual characteristics unique to that piece.


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