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Bill’s Regular Blue Pottery

Bill has been making his blue glaze since 1981.

Cookie Plate

Cookie Plate

The focus for the blue glaze is tableware, serving pieces, vases, and lamps. This is the glaze Bill is famous for, and the one most people think of first when they think of Campbell Pottery. The color has richness and depth, and can vary from light to dark blues, and sometimes includes brown, white, purple, mauve, pink, green, and yellow. The color variations are caused by glaze application differences, placement in the kiln, changes in the firing cycle, firing too hot or too cold, and the mine the materials come from. Sometimes there is a fine network of surface cracks, called “crazing”, which is normal and does not affect the function of the piece. View the line of Blue Campbell Pottery here.

Small Carved Round Vase

Small Carved Round Vase

Bill makes his own clay body and glazes from scratch and each batch can vary slightly. He is constantly doing glaze tests and experimenting. It is a nightmare for the potter but an endless source of mystery and delight to you. It can be very difficult to “match” items from kiln to kiln, week to week, and year to year. See normal glaze variation. Fans of Campbell Pottery are interesting, fun, easygoing people who love surrounding themselves with creative useful items. They do not obsess over glaze variations, small flaws, and crazing. We love them.