Middle Earth Pottery

 

Middle Earth Pottery is operated by Jan Fuller Farrar and was first established in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1974. The pottery studio had several subsequent homes, following Jan's and her husband John's day job careers, before finally settling, in 2004, into the basement of a log home nestled at the base of Ovando Mountain in Montana. In the interim, between 1982 and 2007, pottery production side-tracked into bead production and then evolved to the creation of beadwork jewelry (see MountainSide BeadWorks). Functional ware pottery production began again in 2007 and is now in full operation.

Antique Powder Blue and Eggshell Glazes on a Specialty Mug and Medium Sized Uni-handle Serving Bowls

Antique Powder Blue and Eggshell Glazes on a Specialty Mug and Medium Sized Uni-handle Serving Bowls

Khaki and Cream Glazes on Large Bowl, 4 Individual Sized Uni-handle Bowls and Tumbler

Khaki and Cream Glazes on Large Bowl, 4 Individual Sized Uni-handle Bowls and Tumbler

The major focus of the pottery produced is on utilitarian tableware and vessels with attention to aesthetic form and functionality. The glazes used are lead free and are uniquely developed by Jan to fit the clay body, which is a mid fire, vitrified stoneware. All pottery is lead free; food, dishwasher and microwave safe; and oven proof.

Gloss White Blue and Khaki Glazes on Large Bowl and 4 Individual Sized Uni-handle bowls

Gloss White Blue and Khaki Glazes on Large Bowl and 4 Individual Sized Uni-handle bowls

Brown Glaze on 2 Quart Casserole and Specialty Mug; Gloss White Glaze and Blue Highlights on Rounded Mug

Brown Glaze on 2 Quart Casserole and Specialty Mug; Gloss White Glaze and Blue Highlights on Rounded Mug

 
Khaki and Cream Glazes on Tankard Mug; Brown and Cream Glazes on Straight Mug; Gloss Black and Eggshell Glazes on A-Shaped Mug

Khaki and Cream Glazes on Tankard Mug; Brown and Cream Glazes on Straight Mug; Gloss Black and Eggshell Glazes on A-Shaped Mug

 

Custom orders are welcomed, allowing up to a month for delivery, depending on the size of the order. Additionally, selected pieces of Jan's pottery can be found locally at The Stray Bullet Café, Blackfoot Angler and Blackfoot Commercial Company in Ovando and the High Country Trading Post in Lincoln, MT.

Jan Fuller Farrar
P.O. Box 114
Ovando, MT 59854

jfarrar@cris.com
406 793 7379