Maggie Furtak

Maggie is a potter. She is focused on making functional pieces that are available to everyone. She hand throws her pieces on a potter’s wheel and fires her pottery in an electric kiln. She makes several sizes of mugs, bowls, vases, berry bowls and other dinnerware.

She mixes her own glazes from scratch in several colors of blues, greens and browns that work well together. Many of her pieces have one color glaze on the inside and another on the outside, with a soft melding of colors where they meet at the rim.

Environmental stewardship is important to Maggie. She strives to reuse water, reduce electricity use, and limit use of hazardous materials as much as possible in her work.

Maggie first stated to make pottery in middle school when she took a pottery class, and she enjoyed pottery classes in high school too. In college she took a pottery class to fulfill a basic art requirement, and on the encouragement of the professor, became an art major with a concentration in pottery. After college, she worked in a pottery studio and opened her own pottery business after a few years. She loves making pottery and works every day, concentrating on hand throwing and glaze effects that are designed to run together.

Maggie Furtak
Maggie Furtak
Maggie Furtak
Maggie Furtak