Brier Street Pottery has two very simple philosophies about business. First and foremost, I want to bring simple, beautiful elegance to my customers' everyday life. Therefore, you will find that my pottery is priced so that you will want to use it everyday. How can you enjoy a piece of pottery when you are afraid to take it off the shelf?
Secondly, I use the 1850s as a design period inspiration. When I design my pieces, I envision the shape of the pottery that my grandmothers' would have used at this time. It keeps me in contact with my family. You can use my pottery in order to keep that contact with yours!
Brier Street Pottery is located in a quaint hamlet in upstate New York. The main studio is located in a 100 year old barn which once housed carriage rental horses. On the barn walls are hand written odes to Molly (the horse) and her sisters, plus a stray horseshoe or two!
Brier Street Pottery's name roots back to the origin of what is now East Meredith. According to local lore, "Brier Street" was originally dubbed after one of the founding members (who had just finish his new house) climbed to the house's peak. He proclaimed it "the flower of Brier Street." (I'm so sure that was a relative!) The name stuck, and the hamlet was called "Brier Street" for many years. It was eventually renamed East Meredith during the 20th century.
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