In the studio

VKP Studio is now at our summer location:

37 Rockbound Lane, Surry, ME 04684 (on Newbury Neck just north of Perry’s Lobster Shack!)

Upcoming Events

During the summer we’re at the Blue Hill Farmers Market every Saturday from 9-11:30, Rt. 172 at the Blue Hill Fair Grounds.

October 6-7:  Peninsula Potters Open Studio and Sale, at my display shed in Surry.  https://peninsulapotters.com/

October 13-14:  Maine Craft Weekend!  Also at my display shed in Surry.  https://mainecraftweekend.org/


About the pottery

Wheel-thrown and hand-built porcelain plates, bowls, mugs, cups, teapots, serving pieces and table lamps.  Both bisque and glaze firings are done in an oxidation atmosphere in an electric kiln.   All glazes are food-safe.  This pottery is meant to be used every day – it is dishwasher and microwave-safe.  It is also oven-safe if placed in the oven during pre-heating.  VKP Studio also produces custom ceramic tile and glass mosaic murals and backsplashes.

About Vivian Pyle

I’ve been fascinated by ceramics since childhood.  I took my first ceramics class in Washington, D.C. at the Corcoran College of Art in 1989.  Later I studied for many years at the wonderful ceramics studio of the College of William and Mary under the tutelage of Marlene Jack.  My passion for ceramics developed first as a hobby while I taught Russian language (at Colby College in Maine and at William and Mary in Virginia) and spent my volunteer energy on classical music opportunities for young people.  When I moved from Virginia to New York in 2009, I decided to pursue pottery full-time.  My influences range from Chinese prehistoric pots to European 19th-century porcelain to mid-20th century ceramic design and the work of contemporary American ceramic artists.  I am inspired by frequent museum visits and the wonders of nature. I am particularly grateful to have a summer studio at a beautiful spot on Newbury Neck in Surry, Maine.


Select pieces of VKP Studio pottery are available at:

Oak and Oil, 89 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY

City of Mud, 1114A Hickox, Santa Fe, NM — cityofmud.com

The Little Gallery, Cross Road, Surry, ME (seasonal)

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