Sixth Ring Ceramics
Epicurean Pottery

Sixth Ring Ceramics

Epicurean Pottery

Most of the art you see here is on sale in person at the Northrup King Building Studio #107 (Clay@3)

Pitcher with Incised Surface

With a rope like handle and a texture surface this pitcher will hold any cold or hot beverage or serve as water pitcher at dinner. Copper glazes developed by Sixth Ring Studio. Size 7.25 x 6.5 deep x 5.5 wide Holds 40 oz


Tumblers, cups and mug

Graspable Tumblers Set#4

This group of 6 tumblers can be purchased in various quantities. Liner is red glazed with three nominally blue glazes sprayed over exterior giving a subtle blue to blue green color to brown variable exterior. (2 for $35; 3 for $55; 4 for $60;) 4″ tall x 4″ wide 12 oz pour See these Tumblers at Fresh Eye Gallery 4238 Nicollet Ave in Minneapolis


Temoku tumblers

These glasses could be used for wine, an aperitif or digestif. Deep brown color of the temoku glaze adds a rich color to any table. ($25 pair) 3 inch tall by about 3.5 inches wide with 3 inch opening THREE LEFT 8 oz pour


Graspable tumblers Set #2

Group of three tumblers with persimmon liner glaze and a sprayed on red persimmon variation exterior that gives a deep red. 8 to 10 oz pours. ($35 for pair; $50 for all three) 4″tall x 3.25″ widest


Compassion Mugs

Solid white glaze on a solid white clay the coloring is a nod to the simple diner coffee mug, just not so simple, as life seems to go. In these complicated times a simple approach might be one of Compassion. 4” tall and 5-6 inches across at the handle. TWO LEFT 10 -12 oz pour Now Also available as Compasion (accent on the o) for Spanish speakers. Six available


Japanese inspired Tea Cups/white

Utilizing the Japanese kangi for compassion. These tea cups follow the Japanese tradition of handle less tea cups. White with soft black symbol. 3″ x 3″


Japanese inspired Tea Cups/dark

Utilizing the Japanese kangi for compassion. These tea cups follow the Japanese tradition of handle less tea cups. A dark ochre clay with black symbol. 3″ x 3″



Two toned medium Plates

These plates at 8 inches across make for a great daily lunch plate or dessert plates for a special occasion. Priced individually, up to 7 plates are available, with the potential for up to seven now. 7 to 8 inches across


Kitchen flat working bowl

This functional small flat bowl with a spout is best used for dry ingredients in cooking or baking. 5.5″ x 1″


Tea bag caddy

Just 2 inches across, this little plate holds a used tea bag, or potentially a used spoon


Dinner Sets including plates and bowls are available on by commission


Roped Rim large bowl

The dark ochre clay exterior is contrasted with the deep blue interior, highlighted by the oversized “rim handle”. 10.5 inches wide 5 inches tall Donated to First Unitarian Service Auction


Red lined ochre bowl

Large serving bowl with a deep red interior, raw clay exterior. 5″ tall x 11.25 ” dia


Bowl-Winter with Tracks

This medium serving bowl is inspired by our Minnesota Winters. Aesthetics forward, function maintained. size: 9.5 x 2.5 inches


Ruffled Bowl, dark interior

Porcelain serving bowl that will add an upscale presentation to what is placed in it. size 9″ x 3″


Bound together in a common humanity mixing bowl set

As a part of the exhibit on the Moral Universe (see Gallery), this 3 bowl set represent communities “roped ” in this together. Deep red interior. Based on an interpretation of late 19th-early 20th Century mixing bowls. Sold as a set. Individual sales possible. Contact Peter at Sixth Ring Ceramics for a discussion of separate pieces. 5.5″ tall x 11.5″dia; 4.25″ x 9″dia; 3″tall x 7.5″ dia


Fruit Strainer

These strainers are a convenient way to rinse your blueberries, other fruit or anything else you might bring into the kitchen. 6 x 2 inches Two in stock



Large Platter; Maternal Thoughts

This 18 inch soda fired platter includes a wall hanger. The design elements come from stamps made by my mother many years ago.


Porcelain Platter: Winter Ice with tracks crossing

Inspired by winter, ice and venturing out.  Aesthetic front and center, function pushed.


Platter: Sigmoid Curve in Winter Ice

This Porcelain Platter has a design moving across the surface of crackling winter ice. (And a squirrel added design.) Size 11 inches across, 1.5 inches high


Platter: Turned down winter ice

A porcelain platter with decorative edge and turned down rim. The crackling gives an appearance of ice. 11″ by 1″


Blue Centered Porcelain Platter

This platter has a darker center and lighter surrounding which will offset the different hues of fruit or other contents. Maintaining aesthetics while pushing the edge of function, this will be lovely with dry items placed within it. 11.5 inches across, 1 inch high


Platter; A collection within a border

This Porcelain platter has a convergence of small impressions, highlighted by a black rim.



MD Vase

This relatively large vase is covered in a Malcolm Davis glaze. It’s presence on a side table with or without flowers makes a statement. The liner is a Sixth Ring Ceramic developed glaze. 9 inches tall 7 inches across


Vase, Feminine

This tall vase is emblematic of the feminine form. Soda fired, meant to hold long stemmed floral arrangements. 13.5 inches


Pineapple inspired vessel

A unique inspiration from pineapples which has become a very popular item This vessel would make a striking vase on the table or a utilities tool holder next to the stove. Four unique sizes and shapes available: Original w/small base (4.75×5″); Most Pineapple (8 x 6.5″); [roundest (7 x7″)-Donated] and Biggest (8.5 x 7′) Three currently available


Dripping Clay Vase-

This 9.5 inch vase uses the bare ochre and porcelain clay to speak for itself. Lined in a blue glaze it has a striking shape that makes a statement of it’s own.


Dripping Vase #2

A response to the first Dripping Vase, reversing the clay bodies used


Homage to Dave the slave potter (Dave Drake)

(see gallery) Some years ago I was gifted a book, Carolina Clay by Leonard Todd, after doing a workshop in South Carolina. The book was an historical story, piecing together what is known about an accomplished slave potter known as Dave. He is remembered due to his literacy, skill and the short couplets and statements he inscribed on his large functional pots. There is a connection across centuries, social status and race that I felt reading about Dave. This is my homage to a relatively unknown skilled functional potter who used the power of language to enhance his work in a time when that was dangerous. 20″ tall x 21″ widest



The Anima, an Inner Passage

The traditional construct of gender is one of male and female. Yet, from the biological (male hormones in females, female hormones in males) to the psyche (Jungian psychology specifically) we all contain the “opposite” gender to the one socially identified. My psychic passage has been a deep dive into the world of mother complexes and father complexes in a search for my ANIMA. The Anima, that is; the feminine guide to the Self, is elusive but worth the passage.


A Trinity: Touch, Sight and Inner Light

It is important where we listen from and from where we express ourselves. Three separate pieces each 13″ x 6″ sold as a set


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