Shawn M. Grove

Wood Fired Pottery
Wood Fired Pottery
41718 Browns Farm Lane Leesburg, VA 20176
Catoctin Region, Stop #1

Planter with Handles, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 12
Planter with Handles, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 12" x 12" x 11", 2016

Artist Statement

The perception of beauty can be found in nature with its predictable, yet still unpredictable patterns. The beauty of the wood fired process is the creation of a-one-of-a-kind piece of work that can never be replicated in its entirety due to the chaotic flux of the fire. Chaos is order disguised within disorder and such is the wood fired process. Utilizing elements of nature including raw earthen clay, ash glaze, wood, and fire, the production of an organically based art form is achievable. I believe strongly in the interaction and experience of humans with art forms, as art in its earliest creations was interwoven with daily life. Wood fired pottery with a focus on functional wares achieves these ideals.

Mug, Stoneware with tenmoku glaze wood/salt fired, 3.5
Mug, Stoneware with tenmoku glaze wood/salt fired, 3.5" x 3.5" x 5", 2016
Platter, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 16.5
Platter, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 16.5" x 16.5" x 2.5", 2016
Pitcher, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 6
Pitcher, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 6" x 6" x 13", 2016
Shallow bowl, Stoneware saggar fired, 8.5
Shallow bowl, Stoneware saggar fired, 8.5" x 8.5" x 2.5", 2016
Honey pot, Stoneware with celadon glaze wood/salt fired, 4
Honey pot, Stoneware with celadon glaze wood/salt fired, 4" x 4" x 5", 2016
Small bowl, Porcelain with tenmoku glaze wood/salt fired, 4
Small bowl, Porcelain with tenmoku glaze wood/salt fired, 4" x 4" x 3", 2016
Bottle, Porcelain with celadon glaze saggar fired, 4
Bottle, Porcelain with celadon glaze saggar fired, 4" x 4" x 6", 2016
Mid-size Planter with Handles, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 10
Mid-size Planter with Handles, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 10" x 10" x 15", 2016
Decanter with Shot Glass and Labels, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 5
Decanter with Shot Glass and Labels, Stoneware wood/salt fired, 5" x 5" x 11", 2016
Tumblers, Jugs, and Decanters
Tumblers, Jugs, and Decanters
Studio welcomes visitors to browse for a one of a kind pieces
Studio welcomes visitors to browse for a one of a kind pieces
Large Urn, Garden Trellis, and Kiln Shed
Large Urn, Garden Trellis, and Kiln Shed
Studio welcomes visitors on the WLAST
Studio welcomes visitors on the WLAST

Offering on tour: Kiln and studio tours. Platters, pitchers, bowls, teapots, mugs, vases, and outdoor landscape pieces. Refreshments.

Catoctin Region Stop #1

Directions to Wood Fired Pottery:

From Route 15 North in Lucketts, turn left onto Stumptown Road, right onto New Valley Church Road, left onto Bald Hill Road, and finally left onto Browns Farm Lane.