Wheel-thrown, brush decorated, and imprinted pottery

Westerwald Pottery is the brain child of Phil Schaltenbrand, author, historian, professor, and potter extraordinaire. Schaltenbrand's pottery studios, located forty-five miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along historic Route 40, are visited annually by thousands from across America and around the world who come to watch pottery being made the "old fashioned way." Phil's firm commitment to the revival of an ancient art form has been the driving force behind Westerwald Pottery, since 1975 when the company was formed. Westerwald Pottery was the first to offer personalized stoneware, the first to use authentic cobalt brush decoration, and the... (more)

Ideation

Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.

Drafting

A drafting specialist will create a blueprint of your idea using computer aided design (CAD) software. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.

Materials

Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.

Production

These factories will mass produce your designs.