Barrel Maker Pottery is the studio of potter Chris Cooper

I am a ceramic artist living and working on the Portland peninsula. I work primarily in clay, occasionally dabbling in other media, producing comfortable and familiar utilitarian pottery and sculptural ceramics. My inspiration is drawn from early American Pottery but is heavily influenced by Japanese and Korean pottery.  My work is primarily fired in atmospheric kilns including wood, salt, soda, and reduction fired work at high fire temperatures, cone 9-12.  I occasionally work in earthenware for sculptural and garden ware.  I currently teach ceramics classes at the University of New England, Chase's Garage, and  Portland Pottery Studios and I am available for workshops.  My work is sold in shops in the Portland area and select items are available through my online Etsy shop.

I can be reached most easily by email at:

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