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Hardwick Handmade

Playful, yet elegant dinnerware for everyday use.

Thank you for visiting this site dedicated to Matthew Hardwick’s pottery, experiences and inspirations. For the store, please go to Clay Store to view different pottery options.

Please, note the images above are samples. The forms and colors of my work will be changing over the next few months as I try out different color palettes and different glazes. Right now durability tests are being conducted on these earthenware samples to ensure they will be food, microwave and dishwasher safe.

To purchase one of the items listed in Matt’s Ware, please send an      email to hardwickhandmade@gmail.com in which you include the objects number, how you would like it shipped (free ground delivery in the continental US) and how you would like to pay for the pottery. Please, keep in mind, that all pieces are slightly different as everything is handmade and hand painted. If you are unsure how you would like them shipped, once we connect we can decide how best to get the pieces to you. Free shipping is offered in the continental US. International shipping costs will vary depending on the country and import/export fees and duties mandated. Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska and US colonies will need to be determined at the time of purchase. All additional fees, taxes and expenses caused by international shipping will be the responsibility of the purchaser.  Shipping and packaging will be covered by Hardwick Handmade.

I want you to be completely satisfied, so if you receive an item which is broken or damaged in shipping, please ship it back and once I get it back and manufacture another, I’ll ship a replacement.

The CV and About Us pages give a little insight into my background. Feel free to browse through if you are interested. All work is handmade and hand painted by Matthew Hardwick.

All pottery is lead free and food safe. Most is earthenware with lively slip coloration and a clear glaze, making the ware durable and food safe. Although, there is Matt’s Ware. Which are porcelaineous wood fired sculpted vessels that are utilitarian and as durable as the earthenware, but fired hotter to around 2300 degrees. Matt’s Ware is available in limited supply as each piece is fired in a friend’s wood kiln where space is uncertain and the number of firings, unknown.

 

Inspiration comes from many directions. I try my best to be observant of the world around me, everywhere I go. A combination of colors or a set of patterns may end up painted on my earthenware work or certain textures may end up pounded into my Matt’s Ware.