The Arts & Crafts Movement upheld certain ideals including high quality craftsmanship and uncompromised creativity in small studio settings.
Door Pottery was founded by Scott Draves in 2001 based on these same ideals. As a small studio of talented artists, Door is dedicated to creating quality handmade pieces of art pottery. We have real people designing, throwing, decorating and glazing each piece. The artists stay connected to pottery as a process as each creation goes through the organic progression of clay into art.
Our focus has always been on the creative process rather than producing massive quantities. What this means for our artists is that there is plenty of artistic freedom and the potential to grow as they explore where their expression takes them. In this openly creative atmosphere there is room for many influences including current trends, the surrounding environment and the artist’s personal experiences.
There is also an understanding of the importance of history. Door’s beginnings sprang from the revival of the Arts & Crafts Movement, and that is certainly a primary focus for us today. One of the best aspects of any artistic movement is that it is dynamic. Where it starts out isn’t where it ends up. This is true for us as well. We happily wander through the Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements, and it’s hard not to be entranced by the Prairie School when there is an abundance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs all around us here in southern Wisconsin.
As a result, each piece of pottery is an original work of art, an expression of the artists that craft it. No two pieces are exactly alike and the number of pieces produced is very low. We create unique, collectible pottery meant to be treasured for generations. Our customers tell us over and over again how much they cherish their pieces of Door Pottery, and we are proud to make the art they live with. It is our sincere hope that you enjoy our pottery in your home or office as much as we have enjoyed making it for you.
Timeless Art... From our hands to your home.