functional pots and beyond…

We have been making and selling pottery at our studio and gallery for over 40 years. There are always new things to see and everything is hand-made and one-of-a-kind.

A history of Success

In our gallery, you will find the largest and most diverse selection of Fireborn pottery anywhere, plus work from other artists, including glass, jewelry, pottery, and prints. You will also find our larger scale work, experimental work, and sale items.

Pottery is a sensual, as well as visual experience. Come to our gallery and hold a mug, feel the balance of a pitcher, the texture or smoothness of surface. It will help you choose and appreciate our products.

And while you are here, take a studio tour. We hope you enjoy using your pottery as much as we enjoy making it. 

Diverse Styles

Ash Glazed Pottery

About Ash Glazes We collect ashes from friends’ fireplaces and, after screening them, spray them directly on some of our pottery before firing. The rivulets

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Shino Glazed Pottery  Shino is a glaze that deserves a page all of its own. This category of glaze has Japanese origins but has been

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Terra Cotta

Back to Shopping TERRA COTTA POTTERY This line of terra cotta wall hangings, sculptures vases and planters was started in 2018. Terra Cotta Planter Decorated

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Night Sky

Back to Shopping Night Sky- by Donna Hetrick What happens in the forest at night? Who is awake? What are the animals doing? Tree Bowl

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Raku Wall Hangings with impressions of plants Raku is a Japanese word for an unusual firing process and the resulting pottery. The pottery is heated

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Handblown Glass

We have hand blown glass by over 20 artists Wavy Glass Bowl 10″ Vase with Gold Leaf and Decoration 14″ Handblown Glass Ornaments Glass Vase

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Our Glazes

We have over 40 glazes. There are thousands of possible combinations. Finding the right combination for the form and function of the pot is the

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Donn Hedman

Donn Hedman Pottery Donn grew up in Africa where his parents were missionaries. You can see the influence in his slip trailed glaze decorations. He

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Festiva Ware – NEW This is a new work by Daniel Vito using colorful underglaze slip painting on porcelain. Festiva- by Dan Vito-2 Festiva- by

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Custom Work

All of our dinnerware is custom-made after consultation and collaboration with the client. Glazes, pattern, style, and shape evolve. The client will get a totally

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March Sale Days

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40% OFF

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The Gallery

Our gallery has now spread into four rooms. 

Making Pots

Making pots involves many steps but our favorite and most creative part is forming new pieces from the soft clay. Most of our work is thrown on a potter’s wheel. Sometimes we alter thrown pieces to create more organic forms. Sometimes we use slabs and other hand-building techniques. Sometimes we design in a sketch book, but usually we sketch directly in clay. As we work we visualize the final product, including its form, color and function. 

Visit Fireborn Studios

On Pittsburgh's South Side

2338 Sarah Street
Pittsburgh PA 15203

Hours: Tuesday  through Saturday, noon to 5

Fireborn - Keeping the arts alive in Pittsburgh