I make wheel-thrown and hand-built functional pottery with the emphasis on the tactile and the intention of contemplation, while exploring the Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabimono no aware, and shibusa

The objects made by my hands should feel right in yours, unique vessels from which to eat and drink while pondering life, the universe, and everything.

Or simply enjoy a nice hot cup of tea.

This is my inspiration, motivation, and raison d’être as I continue to learn, create, and evolve.

Thank you and enjoy! 

– Stephen Edward Goss of GossCræft Pottery

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Shino & I.


There are no events planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these have been cancelled or postponed.

Please stay healthy, safe, and creative during these difficult times.

But I have been updating my Etsy shop and continue to search for virtual craft fairs and alternative venues.

And thanks again for all who have come to Somerville Open Studios at Vernon Street Studios in the past, I truly appreciate the support.

Be seeing you!

UPDATE: Somerville Open Studios 2021 will happen! Details to come.

A collection of yunomi tea cups.

All of my pottery is high-temperature glaze fired stoneware (cone 6-10) and is non-toxic (lead-free & cadmium-free), microwave-safe, and dishwasher-ready. Hand washing with warm soapy water is encouraged.

A stack of shino-glazed bowls with wood ash.