Meinhardt Design

Bowls, Vases and Plates are available various sizes and in four colors: Iridescent Black, Green, Copper, and Chartreuse.
Please contact us for more information and special orders.


"My work is focused on the thrown form. For many years I worked as a production thrower which allowed me to develop and hone my throwing skills. Since starting my own pottery in 1991, my work has evolved to include all aspects of the process, from design to the finished product. I work with porcelain. This makes for a strong and non porous pot and gives a pure and neutral background for my glazes.



Originally, I tested many types of glazes; from gas fired Song Dynasty inspired ware, to crystal glazes fired in an computer controlled electric kiln. This experimentation led me to develop the glazes that I now use. These glazes are a family of high-fired crystalline glazes.

During the firing process tiny crystals develop - a micro crystalline structure not noticeable to the naked eye. These crystals refract light and create the iridescent quality of the glaze. The process of glaze melt leaves crystal ropes in the surface which add a dynamic dimension.

In creating glazes, my object is to do more than simply cover the form. The glazes I find most appealing are those that invite your eye to take a closer look. I strive to achieve a balance between simplicity of form and richness of surface to make pieces that can be appreciated over time through daily use." - Jean Meinhardt


large-bowl- PC


deep-bowl- PC