Grainger Pottery- Marion< ma

I've known about Grainger Pottery in Marion, Ma for quite a few years. Marion is a quaint little seaside town on Buzzard's Bay. My parents have summered there for the last decade and their home has quite the collection of fish pottery.  A gold cod hangs over their garage all the native fish of Buzzards Bay and the island grace the walls- Taugtog , striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, fluke and more. I asked hem where they got the hand they pointed me to Geoffery and his wife Karilon's  shop on Rte 6. I've always made it a point to visit this shop at least once every summer.  

Geoff makes his pottery from actual fish, much like I do but instead of making prints- he casts the fish in plaster and then molds clay to the mold, glazes, paints and finally bakes them in a kiln. Geoff invited me down pick up some fish he had already cast- i gladly took him up on his offer. Here are some photos of his shop.

These are the plaster molds cast from actual fish.

After being cast  a flounder waits to be glazed.

Some of the work having in the showroom.

you can buy their work online or visit their shop..  Check them out.
February 21, 2012 by Joseph Higgins