About Butterfield Pottery
Living a rural life, surrounded by woods, gardens and wildlife, inspires the botanical aesthetic used by Davin and Susan Butterfield in creating their pottery.
Davin had always wanted to live the life of a rural potter. His father was a potter in Ohio and Massachusetts, and watching him uploading the kilns brought him great fascination and joy as a child.
Working professionally as a potter for over 25 years, their work has evolved into four distinct styles. Davin built a wood kiln designed to fire each kind of work in one firing event. The kiln is an updraft wood-fired, bottle-shaped kiln. They fire about 400 pieces at a time.
While Davin works the kiln, his wife Susan, an accomplished painter, decorates the pieces. The forms are enhanced by floral patterns that are given depth by atmospheric wood-ash, salt vapor, and oxide saturated shino glazes.
Their work has been shown in galleries all over the country, and consists of primarily table and bake ware, along with home decor.