Pica Pottery Logo

A Charitable Micropottery in Boulder, Colorado, USA

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The magpies said
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 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. In 2024, funds will provide medical supplies to civilian defenders through Sunflower Seeds Ukraine.

I did my initial pottery training with Liz Aylmer 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: Ceramics Academy with Taz Pollard in South Molton, Devon, UK; Céramiques in Melbourne, Australia; and the 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. You can visit my personal webpage if you'd like to learn more about some of my other projects.