Hello, my name is Caleb Phillips and this is my pottery. It is named for
the black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia
) a conspicuous and charismatic resident
of the Colorado plateau.
The concept of this pottery is for 100% of proceeds from pottery sales to go to charitable causes.
Because the dollars can have a larger impact there, the focus is on vetted international charities.
In 2023, funds raised through the sale of my pots will go to support
Womens' health in rural Nepal.
I did my initial pottery training with Liz Alymer and Jenny Stock at the Artesania del Prado
nearby to Olvera, Andalucia, Spain. I've also had the wonderful opportunity to practice at a
number of community studios and learn from the residents there:
with Taz Pollard
in South Molton, Devon, UK;
in Melbourne, Australia;
Wakatipu Society of Potters
in Queenstown, New Zealand.
I make functional domesticware in the production style, taking inspiration from high desert and mountain landscapes of the western USA. I am also thankful for inspiration from many contemporary production potters, including those who have been so kind to invite me into their studios and share their craft.