Puerto Rico


After 6 great years in PR, we’ve decided to move back to the US mainland.

Therefore our house/pottery studio/gallery is for sale. If you’ve always wanted to enjoy living a relaxed lifestyle in scenic, green countryside less than a 10 minute drive from beautiful Caribbean beaches then this could be property for you!

Please visit the following page for more details…

http://www.rinconpottery.com/forsale

 

For Sale

House for Sale!

Have fun with friends and family and create special gifts for the holidays or for a special occasion. Rincón Pottery is now offering one hour sessions for you to make your very own plates full of memories, or “MemoPlates” as we like to call them!

During these sessions, you will be supplied with everything you need to make these completely functional 5 inch square hand-built plates. Using stamps, shells, corals and colored underglazes you will be able to decorate them and create your own unique masterpieces. This experience is suitable for all ages (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).

Make a MemoPlate…
• As a unique gift for the grandparents this holiday season
• To mark the arrival of a new baby (e.g. baby hand prints)
• To commemorate a special occasion (e.g. birthday, anniversary or honeymoon)
• For use during a special event (e.g. a ring plate for your wedding)
• Just to have fun!

Book a session for yourself or bring a group of friends. The cost is $25 per plate, with a minimum of $50 (i.e. 2 plates) per 1 hour session. This includes all materials, glazes and firings. Shipping, if needed, is not included (around $10 per shipping address).
Clay takes time to dry and fire, so plates are usually ready 4 weeks after the date of the workshop.

Call or email us for more info, or to make a booking.
Visit our website for contact information.

Click here to read a recent customer review of a MemoPlate experience:

Click here to see photos of Hands on Clay experiences at Rincón Pottery

Our Etsy shop is now up. Whether it is for a birthday, holiday or wedding (or simply to treat yourself), beautiful and unique gifts from Rincón Pottery are only a click away!

Miri has listed a wide selection of her work, including mugs, rum cups, bowls, plates and necklaces and new items will continue to be added over the coming days and weeks.

Several items feature the famous Taino Indian Coqui (tree frog) image and others are textured using shells and pieces of coral found on the beaches of western Puerto Rico. Continuing the Puerto Rican (especially Rincón) theme there are also “shaka” (hang loose) stamped pieces for the surfer in your family.

Why delay? Come shopping today by clicking here!

Are you looking for fun, artistic and creative things to do in Rincon, Puerto Rico, that don’t rely on the sun shining?

If so, then look no further; Rincon Pottery is the answer. We offer ‘Hands on Clay’ workshops (either 1 or 2.5 hours) that give you a chance to get your hands dirty with clay. Never worked with clay before? No problem, beginners are welcome! The lessons include an introduction to working with clay and the various techniques that you will try your hand at. Experience both hand building and wheel throwing – make a masterpiece! In the longer workshop you are able to paint and decorate your pottery creations with colored under-glazes. Workshops are available either as private sessions or for small groups (max. 4 people)

We also have a ceramics “art gallery” with a wide range of work on display and for sale. From small Taino inspired souvenirs (coqui, sol de jayuya etc.) to large bowls, the gift shop has something to suit every taste and price range.
It is an ideal place to stock up on hand-crafted gifts for loved ones back home (shipping available) or simply to pick up a hand-made memento of your vacation. The essence of Rincon Pottery is “functional art” and once you see it, you will understand why!

Our studio and gallery is located in the green hills of Cruces, Rincon and is easily accessible from the surrounding towns of Mayaguez, Atalaya, Aguada, Aguadilla and Isabela.

For more information please visit our website www.rinconpottery.com and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Hurricane Earl is about 189 miles away from us, hopefully continuing its West Northwest path up and away.  Nick and I are safe and sound in the house, all loose objects are contained, we have plenty of supplies including extra gas for the generator and a chilled bottle of Don Q Coco!

Apparently, the east coast of Puerto Rico is getting battered.  I read that our governor is cited as saying that the cutoff point for the hurricane strength winds is  Arecibo on the north coast (which is about 47 miles north east of us) and Ponce in the south.  Glad to hear it!  Here on the western coast of the island,  the wind gusts come and go in waves, as does the rain.  Honestly, so far this storm doesn’t seem much different from a heavy rainy season storm.  The jitters are there though, as I KNOW its resulting from bands of an approaching Cat 3 Hurricane…

Our power went out about an 1 1/2 hours ago when the rains started, just as I was in the midst of photographing pots and tests  from my latest glaze firing.   I’m very pleased with how my chess set turned out and can’t wait to challenge Nick to a game.  This photo of the set will have to do for now.  I’m sure you’ll forgive me!

Chess Set (Licorice Black and Raw Sienna). Chess board handmade by Lee Chesson

This weekend we celebrated our 3 year anniversary here in PR.  It is a bit strange thinking back to that very long day (our travel time from the UK, with layovers, was 28 hours…), how I felt back then (fairly overwhelmed…and then I stepped on a fire-ant nest….) and how much we have accomplished over the past 3 years.

We commemorated the day with some beach time, where I happily partook in some beach-combing.  Typical potter, I was after textures rather than just the “pretty factor”.

I DID also pick up a pottery shard (note the partial foot ring), which has been worn smooth by the sea.  I wonder where this pot started off and how long IT has been traveling????

While Nick enjoyed some downtime (i.e., football viewing) before we went out for dinner, I tried out my new textural finds.   I have some  keepers here, don’t you think?

The weekend was nicely punctuated by a neighbor’s invite to join a party on his Finca (farm) across the road from us.  Though he speaks no English, we’ve been “chatting” off and on over the past 3 years, waving ‘hello’ and sharing with him our progress on the construction front.  At the party (his sister’s birthday) we got a chance to practice our Spanish, lose (badly) at dominoes, eat some great home-cooked food and partake in a drink or two (including sugar-cane moonshine).   All in all, a great weekend that brought home the reasons we chose to move to this friendly and beautiful island.

Tuesday I fired my (tightly loaded) bisque kiln.  Thankfully, despite a strong thunder-storm, the power stayed on (as Nick said, I must have done SOMETHING good…”).  Yesterday, as I was planning to head down to the studio for an afternoon session, the power went out (and was out until a bit before 8 pm).  This lead to a bit of a schedule change…

Things you CANNOT do in a pottery studio without power:

  • Trim pots
  • Throw some more pots

Things you CAN do in a pottery studio without power:

  • Recycle and wedge clay
  • Clean (oh joy!)
  • Organize bisque-ware for 2 glaze firings

Chess pieces and test plates all mocked up for glaze firing

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