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Come visit us during open hours or call to schedule an appointment to see the different pottery items and other merchandise that we have to offer.
Are you an artist?
Would you like to collaborate on projects or learn from others. Contact us for more information.
From unique and custom pottery items to goat cheese and other merchandise, we have items to meet everyone’s budget. View our gallery and stop by to purchase.
Ted Coburn’s pottery has gravitated to alternative firing and preparation techniques. He will tell you he has taken the ingenious thoughts and creation techniques of the ancients and tries to develop his own ideas to enhance the sometimes crude, undisciplined, though elegant beauty of those that started in the beginning.
Ted admits, compared to many he is not on the level of science that many potters have attained. He is awed by their ability to express so much emotional beauty from a lump of earth. Ted just hopes to grow through interactive cooperation of beginners and experts and perpetuate the beauty of the past through unimpeded imagination in the course of experimentation and bold unproven ideas in clay.
As you view the pottery on this website please feel free to contact Ted or Annie with your thoughts and feeling concerning his works. If you think you want to be a part this endeavor with desires of your own expressions, please feel free to contact Ted or Annie or view more information on the Artist Community page.
Unique Pottery & Artist Community
Tucked away just off the Bourbeuse River between the railroad track and the ditch is a driveway just under a quarter of a mile long, at the end you will make a quick left and be greeted by a Great Pyrenees as she ambles toward you.
Your ears will be swooned by the harmonious choir of goats
with the hopes you will come up and say hello.
And finally the cackling of a chicken laying an egg or just complaining will confirm you have arrived at Bourbeuse Valley Pottery.
You might hear Ted roaring his dissatisfaction at some uncooperative part of his 3 acre farm by weaving his own special blend of colorful metaphors and creative vernacular , but once he sees you, he will greet you with a warm and friendly smile. When you speak with him and are faced with a blank stare, it’s because he lost his hearing during his service in the Navy and has forgotten his hearing aids, but that is soon overcome.
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