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 took an unauthorized nap about 5:00PM and woke up around 8, by 9 I had convinced myself to go back to the studio. It was productive but I think I’m ready to call it a night. 😴  (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwgJmrAALbJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1awepmlog0d4z">https://www.instagram.com/p/BwgJmrAALbJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1awepmlog0d4z</a></p>

I took an unauthorized nap about 5:00PM and woke up around 8, by 9 I had convinced myself to go back to the studio. It was productive but I think I’m ready to call it a night. 😴 (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwgJmrAALbJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1awepmlog0d4z

Posted 5 days ago
<p>I don’t know why it took so long for me to figure out this system for keeping the stamps centered in the medallion instead of eyeing each one. #stamps #medallions #pottery (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwfNcmfA4Q8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1c5as59rw1zux">https://www.instagram.com/p/BwfNcmfA4Q8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1c5as59rw1zux</a></p>

I don’t know why it took so long for me to figure out this system for keeping the stamps centered in the medallion instead of eyeing each one. #stamps #medallions #pottery (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwfNcmfA4Q8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1c5as59rw1zux

Posted 5 days ago
<p>New stamp for a wholesale customer. It’s pretty fun! I’ll enjoy putting these on. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwfHgMHg42h/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=zuwwobug2go8">https://www.instagram.com/p/BwfHgMHg42h/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=zuwwobug2go8</a></p>

New stamp for a wholesale customer. It’s pretty fun! I’ll enjoy putting these on. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwfHgMHg42h/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=zuwwobug2go8

Posted 5 days ago
<p>Rillo is joining me on the porch tonight:)<br/>
Spring humidity is already affecting work in the studio. The plates I made this morning are still too wet to move but there’s always something to do. Like prep more clay for tomorrow and pack up these boxes for USPS pickup. #pottery #rest #windingdown #catsofinstagram  (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwdWTZMg5Rj/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=17l4mwchze6ww">https://www.instagram.com/p/BwdWTZMg5Rj/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=17l4mwchze6ww</a></p>

Rillo is joining me on the porch tonight:)
Spring humidity is already affecting work in the studio. The plates I made this morning are still too wet to move but there’s always something to do. Like prep more clay for tomorrow and pack up these boxes for USPS pickup. #pottery #rest #windingdown #catsofinstagram (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwdWTZMg5Rj/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=17l4mwchze6ww

Posted 6 days ago
<p>Lots of plates made. On to mugs after lunch…probably. I might go for butter keepers or goblets instead. No handles :) (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwcetsRAwu-/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hmq5o8xu227u">https://www.instagram.com/p/BwcetsRAwu-/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hmq5o8xu227u</a></p>

Lots of plates made. On to mugs after lunch…probably. I might go for butter keepers or goblets instead. No handles :) (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwcetsRAwu-/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hmq5o8xu227u

Posted 6 days ago