Vitrified Studio is a small home based ceramics studio located in Portland, Oregon and was started in 2011. The wares are all limited production, high quality studio ceramics hand thrown and designed by Shelley Martin, in her backyard studio. These handmade ceramics are an alternative to the high volume mass produced repetitive work you find in other studios, workshops, and factories.
Each piece is unique, considered, and made by hand, using only the pottery wheel, a few simple tools, clay, food safe / lead free glazes and natural cork stoppers. The clay used is either colored stoneware or a white porcelain, hand glazed and fired in Shelley’s electric kiln to 2100-2200 degrees. Shelley is continuing a tradition that has been going on for thousands of years, making simple pots formed with hands and clay, on the potter’s wheel.