Charles LaFond Pottery
Stoneware Urns, Tableware and Tea with the Potter
I have been at my potter's wheel since 1982 and have achieved 'Master Potter' designation by throwing pots for more than 10,000 hours in a lifetime. My pottery is of the Mingei pottery tradition of Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach - a movement of pots made simply, with little decoration but gorgeous glaze flows and designed for use. Many pots are for table-ware, however, most vessels are lidded, topped by stone finials from Whidbey Island's beaches, and used both for cookies and later, for human or pet cremains - or both - in their seasons.