stoneware plate and coffee mug 140

Welcome to the home of Hughes Pottery!  We're a husband and wife team of artists that create functional stoneware pottery for your kitchen and your table.  Each piece is handmade one at a time on our wheels- no molds or forms are ever used.  Everything you see here was produced in our small home studio in Central Pennsylvania from food safe, microwave safe, non-toxic materials.

We don't make the kind of art that you put behind glass and never touch.  We want our work to get covered in oatmeal, filled with your favorite wine and used to serve your grandmother's famous sage and cornbread stuffing!

What we make is simply beautiful art that becomes part of your daily life.


-Charles Hughes and Rowan Rose

What our customers are saying:

"So very very beautiful. I am tempted to smash all the rest of my crockery so I have an excuse to buy more! "

"Gorgeous pottery and super fast delivery.  The pottery was so well packaged I think I could have thrown the box into the Grand Canyon and it still wouldn't have broken! Thanks so much for the great experience!"

"Simply stunning!! I love the way the leaf drapes over the edge... It sounds crazy, but I feel happier and more peaceful when I hold it, even when it's empty!"

Hughes Pottery

Bringing the value of handmade to your family table, café, brewpub or restaurant. This is our story as it unfolds.

<p>I had such glorious plans for today but it took all my available time to trim and handle mugs and soup mugs. I could start throwing now but I think I’ll run out of energy before getting much done. It’s overcast and a very soothing gentle rain is falling. I feel soothed:) (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Byv9dzWAkrO/?igshid=1k5y8cajwsbh2">https://www.instagram.com/p/Byv9dzWAkrO/?igshid=1k5y8cajwsbh2</a></p>

I had such glorious plans for today but it took all my available time to trim and handle mugs and soup mugs. I could start throwing now but I think I’ll run out of energy before getting much done. It’s overcast and a very soothing gentle rain is falling. I feel soothed:) (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Byv9dzWAkrO/?igshid=1k5y8cajwsbh2

Posted 3 days ago
<p>Immediately after celebrating the success of the glaze firing I dropped a kiln shelf onto my favorite pieces while loading a bisque. Grrrrr. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Byu65DdgnrN/?igshid=1owya7auyc2dp">https://www.instagram.com/p/Byu65DdgnrN/?igshid=1owya7auyc2dp</a></p>

Immediately after celebrating the success of the glaze firing I dropped a kiln shelf onto my favorite pieces while loading a bisque. Grrrrr. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Byu65DdgnrN/?igshid=1owya7auyc2dp

Posted 4 days ago
<p>When the majority of shelves in a kiln have plates there aren’t a lot of pictures to post unless you do each plate. Then there are too many!  (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Byu5cE5gW9z/?igshid=n1tvv4bncohj">https://www.instagram.com/p/Byu5cE5gW9z/?igshid=n1tvv4bncohj</a></p>

When the majority of shelves in a kiln have plates there aren’t a lot of pictures to post unless you do each plate. Then there are too many! (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Byu5cE5gW9z/?igshid=n1tvv4bncohj

Posted 4 days ago
<p>Top of the kiln looks good! I’ll be unloading in the morning. I’m too tired to wait any longer tonight. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bytl4Z5A0rT/?igshid=177nblsctv7kd">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bytl4Z5A0rT/?igshid=177nblsctv7kd</a></p>

Top of the kiln looks good! I’ll be unloading in the morning. I’m too tired to wait any longer tonight. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bytl4Z5A0rT/?igshid=177nblsctv7kd

Posted 4 days ago
<p>I thought these would be too wet to work with today but they were perfect for adding handles. This weekend should be a throwing marathon for me. I have hundreds of pounds of clay prepared and waiting. Tomorrow is a delivery day but Saturday should find me chained to my wheel. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ByrDMCggu-E/?igshid=v7l490lluncj">https://www.instagram.com/p/ByrDMCggu-E/?igshid=v7l490lluncj</a></p>

I thought these would be too wet to work with today but they were perfect for adding handles. This weekend should be a throwing marathon for me. I have hundreds of pounds of clay prepared and waiting. Tomorrow is a delivery day but Saturday should find me chained to my wheel. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByrDMCggu-E/?igshid=v7l490lluncj

Posted 5 days ago