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Vendor Feature: Corkums Island Pottery

Corkums Island Pottery makes functional pieces, garlic pots, and custom noodle bowls.


A blue pottery mug hanging on a display with the words "Vendor Feature: Corkums Island Pottery" over it.

 

Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions, pre-dating the Neolithic period. The art itself is estimated to be over 20,000 years old, thanks to fragments of undecorated, unglazed pottery that was found in China. Now, pottery can be seen all over the world as decorative art pieces and as beautiful serving dishes. You can even see locally made pottery right here at the Bridgewater Farmers’ Market.

David Morison first started making pottery in high school, but eventually lost touch with the art as a hobby. Around 10 years ago, he picked up the skill again and started taking pottery classes in Dartmouth. Six years after beginning lessons again, David got himself set up with a proper home studio and all of the equipment he needed to make pottery at home - and thus, Corkums Island Pottery was born.

 

David sitting at a pottery wheel spinning a bowl.

 

“I love doing it,” David said. “Working with clay on the wheel is just so satisfying.” 

David prefers making functional pottery - specifically, large bowls and serving plates - as opposed to purely decorative pieces. 

Perhaps David’s most unique piece is this yarn bowl (pictured below). It holds a ball of yarn in the bowl and has a handy tab for keeping your string of yarn in place, so it doesn’t wind up knotted or tangled on anything else around you while you work. This piece was inspired by David’s wife, Anne, who is a knitter herself.

 

Top half of the image shows a pottery bowl holding a ball of yarn, bottom half shows a pottery bowl with custom holes to hold a pair of chopsticks.

 

 

Among these one-of-a-kind pieces, David also makes pots for storing garlic, mugs, teacups, and more!

To see all of David’s exceptional pottery creations, check out his table at the Bridgewater Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. Some of his products are also available to be ordered online from our website. To always know which vendors will be attending, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.