My name is Steven Showalter and I am a potter and high school art teacher located in Eagan, Minnesota. I create functional pottery that pairs modern design with traditional form and exhibits a strong dedication to quality craftsmanship.
My work is inspired by past wood-firing experiences. I am captivated by the rich and unpredictable surfaces of wood-firing and achieve similar qualities in my electric kiln by relying on glaze choices and application methods. I apply glazes by spraying on thin layers of glaze that create a rich color palette of runny glazes that mimic the natural surroundings. I also use texture as a way to create unique patterns within my work.
All my work is food, microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.
Steven Showalter Pottery is a small family business. All work is made by me, but I enlist the help of my wife, Michelle, and our two children on other aspects of the business whenever possible.