Rottenstone Pottery Studio - Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

Rottenstone Pottery - Arroyo Seco, NM

About us

Rottenstone Pottery specializes in unique ceramic art made in the ancient tradition of woodfiring. There is an inherent referal to the ancient techniques of Korea, China and Japan in our election to fire our wares in a wood kiln. We have intentionally embraced certain risks, and forgone certain assurances of outcome in doing so-- and with great enthusiasm.

Scott is a ceramic artist who creates functional stoneware pottery that is influenced by Japanese and American folk craft ceramics. His work combines an Eastern Wabi Sabi aesthetic with the functional formal considerations of American folk craft pottery. His pieces are either fired in an electric oxidation kiln, a salt kiln or in an Anagama wood kiln. The surfaces of my pots are an interplay between the applied glazes, slips and the serendipitous effects of the salt vapors and wood ash from the kiln.

he am a native of Kalamazoo were he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University. He went to graduate school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and studied wood and salt firing, Japanese ceramics, and Pueblo pottery. he received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. he recently returned to Kalamazoo and teach ceramics at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

He established Rottenstone Pottery in 2006 at the Park Trades Center in downtown Kalamazoo. His studio has since moved to Arroyo Seco, NM.


exterior of the rottenstone gallery in Arroyo Seco,NM
pottery by John Bradford
ceramic gas masks at rottenstone pottery, Arroyo Seco, NM
ceramic pottery, handmade at Rottenstone Gallery in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico