Sunday, January 5, 2014

Tasha Biggers Pottery & Gallery

On the way to the grocery one day I saw a sign saying pottery and gallery. Of course I took a detour. This berry bowl now has a new home.

Up on a hill with a super view of Mt. Yonah is Tasha Biggers Pottery and Gallery. To see the view of Mt. Yonah click on the link to Tasha's website.

Tasha's pottery and gallery are in the walkout basement of her home but the space is nothing at all like a basement. Lots of natural light floods the space from all the windows for a wonderful area to show pottery.

Tasha's has displayed her pots on a mix of vintage hutches and tables including a porcelain sink and cabinet which used to be her grandmother's.

The oblong table would be perfect in my new home but I couldn't talk Tasha out of it. She rescued it from a woodworker who thought it wasn't good enough. Unfortunately he doesn't do commissions.

Tasha's work area is ample and well lit. The pottery is open every Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and other times by appointment.

Here's Tasha working in her studio.

Tasha graciously agreed to throw a pot while I took photos.

Tasha fires her bisque in this electric Olympic kiln.

She does her glaze fire in this gas kiln located in the kiln shed adjacent her pottery and gallery. It was great to meet a local potter and talk shop.

Tasha's husband raises koi. If you visit the pottery be sure to look in the pond where there are some of the biggest koi I've ever seen. Nothing like a pottery visit to brighten a cloudy day.

I've been under the weather this past week or so. Up next is information about the workshop I'll (hopefully) be able to make it to in mid January. Meanwhile the weather has turned downright cold; tonight is supposed to get down to six degrees with snow predicted. We're wondering why we decided to move here with all this cold weather. I keep telling myself that Spring, Summer, and Fall will be perfect and make up for all this cold. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. What a nice little gallery space she has!
    I love that tree photo. As for the cold, at least it doesn't last too long here in the south. And spring is spectacular here!

  2. I suspect that the grocery shopping was the detour rather than the gallery and the pottery which were food for your heart, eyes and mind. Love that bowl too.

  3. looks like a great place to visit. I hope you soon acclimatise to your new homes coolness compared to the previous one.

  4. I myself hate the cold. Love it here in Hawaii.

  5. That looks like your kind of place!

  6. What a lovely studio and gallery space! jealous! : )

  7. Hi Michele, thanks, I hope the cold doesn't last too long, that tree really spoke to me that day as well.

    Hi Elephant's child, thanks, oh your words are just perfect that the gallery and pottery was food for my mind, love it.

    Hi Anna, thanks, it does take time to acclimatize to new surroundings but I am sure we will manage somehow.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, I have never minded the cold but my old bones aren't liking it as much.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, oh it was a great visit that day for sure.

    Hi Midori, thanks, yes that is a space to be jealous of although I have met potters that worked out of a bathroom and produced the most beautiful work, I guess it's all in the dedication and work ethic rather than the space but I think he space, time and the monetary backing to excel don't hurt either.

  8. I hope you are feeling better. It looks like you have chosen to live in an area of talented potters. You will fit right in,,,,do you plan to open a pottery studio of your own one day?


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