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Welcome to Hardwick Handmade, a pottery in Richmond, Virginia.

All pottery is hand made and hand painted by Matthew Hardwick. A colorful palette of bright underglazes depict designs and images which cover the front and back of each piece of pottery.

Each piece is food and dishwasher safe and will ship for FREE to all domestic US addresses. Outer US and other worldly destinations will ship for cost.

Matthew has over 30 years experience in manufacturing and production. I hope you like what you see.

This site is under construction, but a store will surface again soon.

I hope you love the work as much as I do. Thanks!

Colorful Earthenware Store

To purchase pottery, please contact Matthew Hardwick at hardwickhandmade@gmail.com

Choose from the following designs:

American Oribe
Dogwood Blossoms
Bloodroot flowers
Trillium flowers
Space Odyssey
Fish & Ships
James River

Choose from the following dinnerware pieces:

Soup/Salad Bowl $65.00
Mug $55.00
Dessert/Bread Plate $45.00
Dinner Plate $95.00
Lunch Plate $75.00

American Oribe Dinner Plate $95.00
Polygeo Dinner Plate $95.00, Soup/Salad Bow $65.00l & Mug $55.00
Dogwood Blossom Dinner Plate $95.00
Gnome Mug $55.00
James River Dessert/Bread Plate $45.00 and Mug $55.00



Matthew Hardwick spent 15 years in Santa Fe, New Mexico honing his skills in manufacturing and production. He worked at multiple potteries where he established his knowledge of making and designing pottery. In 2001 he received a Masters degree in Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied ceramics for 3 years. Afterwards he moved back to Santa Fe and reestablished his pottery career. While there, he spent 6 years working in manufacturing where he remotely managed an office in Northern China. Currently, he has moved back to Virginia where he was born and raised to be close to friends and family.

Pottery is not just something Matthew does- It is a passion- an obsession. Please, see my CV for more information.

CV – Website Copy


Bird Bowls

The bird cup is an example of what can be done with this imagery on other shapes.. I completed a new sample series that came out of the kiln last weekend and looked really good. I made a chickadee bowl, a goldfinch bowl and a titmouse bowl with an abstract pattern background. All my work …


Hardwick Handmade is currently produced at Matt Hardwick’s home in Richmond, VA.

To contact Matt Hardwick, feel free to email at hardwickhandmade@gmail.com