Company History

In a time when hand-made is almost unknown because of international mass production, the studio ceramic artist is a vanishing breed.  The studio of Anthony Stoneware is aptly named "SOLSTITIUM" where the sun stands still.

Anthony Stoneware is an American pottery founded in 1966, with the vision & passion to produce functional ceramic ware of high material integrity, excellent design and pleasing aesthetic.  We truly enjoy what we do every day as well as feeling good about our work becoming part of the lives of our patrons.

Our "GALLERY COLLECTION" has been well received in fine craft galleries nationally for many years.  We are generally represented in 6 of the 10 "Niche Award" galleries each year.

Our "for the BIRDS COLLECTION" has been very well received at the Atlanta "BIRDWATCH AMERICA" marketplace, which services WILD BIRD CENTERS, WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED, many independent birding & nature retailers as well as garden centers from the Florida Keys to Anchorage, Alaska.

Even though we are primarily a wholesale company, if you are not near a shop or gallery which sells our work, we will arrange a retail sale when you contact us.

Paul Anthony

While a candidate for a degree in architecture, I satisfied an elective requirement in my curriculum by signing up for a ceramics class.  It seemed like a good and creative change of pace.  My nonchalance lasted only until I saw a pot being "thrown" on the potter's wheel.  It was MAGIC!  I was hooked!

My architectural training and years of professional practice strongly influence my design decisions for the ceramic pieces I make.  My forms are generated from designs evolving from functions.  Pots have purpose - they are to be used.  I work with the hope that in the process of use my ceramic pieces will enrich not only those who use them, but also the purpose for which they are designed.

For nearly thirty years the Anthony Stoneware Gallery Collection of functional ceramic designs has been presented in the finest craft galleries and shops throughout the United States.

Periodically "new" designs are added to a growing group of "classic" works.  Some items such as the "Chicken Cooker" have been in the collection so long that they have become signature pieces.

I have moved a "mountain" of clay since I saw that first pot.

It's still MAGIC!   Do you see it?