In the studio

About the pottery

Handmade plates, bowls, mugs, cups, teapots and serving pieces, wheel-thrown and hand-built, using a porcelain clay body.  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.

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)

Upcoming Events

Maine Craft Weekend 2016, a terrific state-wide event featuring crafts and craft brews:  October 1 and 2, 10-5 each day — VKP Studio pottery will be on view at my display shed on Newbury Neck in Surry, Maine.  mainecrafteweekend.org

2016 Peninsula Potters Open Studio Tour and Sale:  October 8 and 9, 10-5 each day — at my display shed on Newbury Neck in Surry, Maine. A chance to see the first fall colors as you enjoy a fun tour of local potteries!  peninsulapotters.com


More info?

Use the “Contact” page to schedule a studio visit or to join the VKP Studio mailing list (3-5 e-mails per year).

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