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About Us

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Welcome to Brick Pond Handworks Pottery! Thank you for visiting our site! 


Do you wish you had brought home more Brick Pond Handworks Pottery from your last vacation? Please check with me for a retailer in your location. This site continues to support your patronage by shopping directly with them if possible. Otherwise, you may conveniently place an order here on the website. 


 Brick Pond Handworks Pottery is one of the Massachusetts potteries that continue the tradition of the original Dedham Pottery. Mary W. DeCaprio, a classically trained artist with degrees from Boston University (MFA) and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA), founded Brick Pond Handworks in 1988. She has taken Dedham Pottery in a new direction by making Christmas ornaments that reflect her own creativity and interests. Nature, history, personal experience and pure imagination provide the inspiration for each design. Mary’s special interests in fine art, wildlife, gardening, and antiques provide additional sources of inspiration. 

  

Each Brick Pond Handworks creation is made entirely by hand. Slight variations in design and color add character and reflect their unique handcrafted origin. Low-fired earthenware clay is first rolled into a slab from which each design is hand cut. Once cured, each piece is wiped by hand to smooth any rough edges and then hand-painted ensuring special attention to detail. The artist signs each piece guaranteeing its authenticity. The pottery is then bisque fired and glazed. Each ornament is hand finished and decorated with a satin ribbon and gift tag.


Thank you so much for supporting Brick Pond Handworks Pottery and the wonderful galleries and shops that represent our work. 


Mary W DeCaprio, Founder and Artist