done by hand. Kathryn is the potter, and Glenn
is the Stained Glass artist. Earthen Arts
began in 1997 with a
potter's wheel and some clay. Originally
located in Colorado
Springs, Earthen Arts moved to it's current location
in Anne Arundel
County, Maryland in early 2002.
As the business has grown, so has the studio.
wheels, kilns, grinders, equipment trailers, and
other assorted tools
the trades, we're always scrambling to find room for
We have many loyal patrons who drop by to pick up
last minute gifts, or
request specialized dimensions, colors, or other
If you're going to find yourself in Anne Arundel
County, drop us a
line. We'd love to have you visit us!
Every person who sees Earthen Arts pottery for the
first time, asks the
same question, "Are those real leaves?"
The answer is Yes! Or perhaps more
We handcraft each piece using real leaves.
Throughout the Spring,
Summer, and early Fall, we pick leaves in a variety
of sizes. We
try to get them before too many bugs begin to
eat holes in
We sort them by size and put them in the
freezer. This way,
they'll be available even in the Winter. When
we need them, we
just thaw them out.
|Of course, the leaves
away in the kiln...but they leave a fossilized
bring back the veins by handpainting the imprint
with iron oxide.
For colored leaves we use specially mixed
Here you can see a lidded casserole going through
the various stages.
Various other techniques are used, such as
water etching, to
give each piece that unique Earthen Arts look.
Every piece is
different, and uses unique leaves. Each one is
one-of-a-kind piece of work, that's always
functional & food safe!