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>Glaze kiln looks good but is too hot to unload. I sure wish I could see the colors on that vase that’s poking up. I decided we needed more mugs and a few more #krampus mugs so I threw a few more mug bodies. I’ll get those finished up tomorrow. Overall a pretty good day! (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrEeF2hgODJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1r2ta20x9ua5d">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrEeF2hgODJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1r2ta20x9ua5d</a></p>

Glaze kiln looks good but is too hot to unload. I sure wish I could see the colors on that vase that’s poking up. I decided we needed more mugs and a few more #krampus mugs so I threw a few more mug bodies. I’ll get those finished up tomorrow. Overall a pretty good day! (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrEeF2hgODJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1r2ta20x9ua5d

Posted 4 days ago
<p>All done :) #soupmugs #chowdercrock #stoneware #soup  (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrCE_QQAFbO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ftu3uui08zos">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrCE_QQAFbO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ftu3uui08zos</a></p>

All done :) #soupmugs #chowdercrock #stoneware #soup (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrCE_QQAFbO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ftu3uui08zos

Posted 5 days ago
<p>I spent most of my day glazing, second shift is loading the kiln then trimming and handles. If I have any energy after that I’ll be packing orders so USPS will pick them up in the morning but I suspect I’ll be packing in the morning and driving them in. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBpKzKg6lW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=frsup2ubc2ca">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBpKzKg6lW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=frsup2ubc2ca</a></p>

I spent most of my day glazing, second shift is loading the kiln then trimming and handles. If I have any energy after that I’ll be packing orders so USPS will pick them up in the morning but I suspect I’ll be packing in the morning and driving them in. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBpKzKg6lW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=frsup2ubc2ca

Posted 5 days ago
<p>More #Krampus mugs on the way. I threw these earlier today and was surprised and a little terrified to find them ready to trim and add handles and medallions only a few hours later. I skipped dinner prep, but the mugs are done. Looks like it’s time for PBJ’s. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-8YlmAeUP/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1kqjqj99pzsdk">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-8YlmAeUP/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1kqjqj99pzsdk</a></p>

More #Krampus mugs on the way. I threw these earlier today and was surprised and a little terrified to find them ready to trim and add handles and medallions only a few hours later. I skipped dinner prep, but the mugs are done. Looks like it’s time for PBJ’s. (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-8YlmAeUP/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1kqjqj99pzsdk

Posted 6 days ago
<p>Finally did the thing I’ve been talking about for years. This should make the big events much easier :)<br/>
I think there might be one more rail and a top piece added at the front and back for transporting ladders and kayaks :) (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-U6s0Ar7H/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1d2eokll75v4h">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-U6s0Ar7H/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1d2eokll75v4h</a></p>

Finally did the thing I’ve been talking about for years. This should make the big events much easier :)
I think there might be one more rail and a top piece added at the front and back for transporting ladders and kayaks :) (at Tionesta, Pennsylvania)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-U6s0Ar7H/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1d2eokll75v4h

Posted 1 week ago