Family Owned, Made in the USA • Deneen Pottery, incorporated under Cloth & Clay, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business, based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Deneen Pottery was founded in 1972 by Peter and Mary Deneen with the simple goal of providing exceptional, handcrafted, stoneware to clients.
Peter and Mary studied ceramics and pottery at Luther College (1966-1970) and from master potter Marguerite Wildenhain (1968-1978). Peter earned his MA at the University of Northern Iowa (1971). With more than 30 years of experience, Deneen Pottery has developed through several locations and creative specialties, both retail and wholesale, to emerge as the premier producer of custom logo stoneware.
"Glaze Engraving"TM is an exclusive process in which original studio art is cut directly into the clay and filled with glaze, achieving a distinctive detailed image. The process was developed by Peter Deneen assisted by artist David Christofferson. David is an illustrator, metal smith, and boat builder. His talents in drawing, three dimensional work, and attention to detail are all part of the "Glaze Engraved"TM quality product.
The process of hand making pottery is time consuming and labor intensive. Twenty-four pairs of hands will touch each piece during its production until it is ready to be shipped. While each piece is uniform in size and shape, every one is created by hand, making it unique. A customized "Glaze Engraved Emblem"TM truly makes a statement of quality and craftsmanship.
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