Monday, July 30, 2012

Tiffany Hilton

Locally Handmade Functional Pottery

Based in Florence, Massachusetts, each piece of Tiffany Hilton Pottery is wheel thrown and carefully trimmed and glazed for a sturdy and beautiful finish. In Hilton’s words, “I have always made things with my hands. When I discovered clay in 1992, as a student at SUNY New Paltz, I had met my match and thus began to practice on the potter’s wheel until my heart and hands were speaking the same language.”

Hilton continues, “It is my intention to create pots that are shared among friends; that are welcome at your table and invited to take part in your daily conversations. To hide out in your cupboards while you are away or wait patiently in your dish rack for their next encounter. This life they lead is not of my imagination alone. They are indeed infused with energy and emotions. Each pot hopes to have that perfect curve, the most comfortable handle, the thoughtful lines and edges that ask of you to be held, used, and valued.”

Hilton’s pottery is fired to cone 8 in an oxidation atmosphere, though her new gas kiln will bring new glazes to work with at cone 10 reduction. All her dinnerware is high fired stoneware with food safe glazes that are dishwasher and microwave safe.  If you love what you see here or have any questions, please call Pinch at 413-586-4509 or email