Custom Stoneware Works and Objects d'Art | Pittis Pottery | Daniels, WV

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Custom Stoneware Works and Objects d'Art | Pittis Pottery | Daniels, WV


I had the opportunity to visit the Pittis Pottery and meet the potter, Diana Pittis. The hour I spent with her was fun, educational and yes of course, I bought some pottery... it is mountain made!

ceramic jarsraku pottery


Diana Pittis received her Degree in Ceramics from The Ecole Des Arts Decoratifs in Geneva, Switzerland in 1976. She was a studio potter for many years in California, before moving to West Virginia in 1993.  She creates her unique and award winning works in her private  studio and showroom in Daniels, WV just outside of Beckley.


Diana Pittis, potterDiana works from her studio and showroom located next to her beautiful 105+ year old farm house where she creates custom stoneware items and one of a kind raku pots.  For her pottery, Diana works with the elements ......earth, water, air and fire.


"I love water," says Diana.  "I've lived on or very near water all my life except for this current phase in West Virginia.  I try to give my work an understated look of elegance influenced by the fluidity of water and the motion of reeds and plants moving in the wind. I overlap two or more glazes to add depth, and then decorate to add color. Surface texture is my current interest. I'm not a production potter, I never make more than a dozen of the same item because the forms need to evolve." 


The below photo is Diana's studio/workshop:

Pittis Pottery


The first room has:

potter's wheelstwo potter's wheels -


extruder


and an extruder that recycles the scap clay. It de-airs the clay so that it is ready to use.






slab roller




One slab roller - a table with adjustable rollers that compresses a slab of clay to the desired thickness.






glayze rrom





The second room is the glaze room that contains raw chemicals and has a spray booth.







The Kiln room has two kilns..... a down draft cart load kiln (27 cu. ft.) made by Paul Geil in California.  There is also a small (9 cu ft) updraft kilnThe Raku kiln is located outside made by Laguna Clay. (It was too dark for me to take a photo of this kiln). All the kilns uses propane gas.

downdraft kilnsmall updraft kiln


 

The top floor is her shop where her pottery is sold. All Pittis Pottery's high-fired works are crafted with lead-free glazes and are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Pittis pottery collage


Check out the below video about Diana and her experience as a potter.


For private studio showings, ordering her work or to commission a special piece, call or email Diana at:

Pittis Pottery

(304) 763- 4065

Daniels, WV

Email: pittispottery@suddenlink.net

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Rebecca:

Beautiful work and great pictures. Would love to visit. Have a fun week.

Sep 19, 2011 10:13 AM #1
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Anita Clark
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Very good local business showcase.  We have a similar place here in town and my girls took me for Mothers Day and we made bowls together (came back and painted them the next week).  It was so much fun.

Sep 19, 2011 10:45 AM #2
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Alan and Michele, thank you and it is a nice place to visit and buy some mountain pottery.

Sep 19, 2011 10:46 AM #3
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Rebecca,

Your post makes me want to restart my passion as a potter...next year I will carve out some time.  It is so much fun to work on a wheel...I like the extruder idea, as we have always wedged the air out of clay by hand.  A

Sep 19, 2011 12:03 PM #4
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Rebecca, buying pottery from Diana will be one of a kind, and looks like she does a GREAT job!

Sep 19, 2011 12:13 PM #5
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Anita, I would love to be able to do this as well.  Think I'll ask Diana if one can make their pottery there!

Sep 19, 2011 01:15 PM #6
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Ron & Alexandra, I would love to try my hand at pottery, to be able to make something from the beginning would be so much fun.

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Joan, she does a terrific job and enjoys her work so much as noted in the video.

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Hi Rebecca~

 

OH this is just a wonderful ,wonderful, wonderful post...makes me want to hop right over to meet this artisan -of-note! For years my real estate assistant worked to gain skill as a potter...now that she has made the "big time" and has left me...I miss her!...I learned so much from her...possibly the attention and artistry Potters must possess have a way of doing that =)

Sep 19, 2011 01:30 PM #9
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janeAnne, I think that potters are very interesting and will be doing more posts on others in the area.

Sep 19, 2011 02:35 PM #10
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Howdy and evening Rebecca

Rebecca, this here is a mighty fine Localism blog post helping to let even more folks know about Diana Pittis and her mighty fine Pottery. I'll have to click on the link to her website and check out the work she has on it.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

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Dale, check out the video also.

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