Pottery

David Hovde – Handmade Re-enactment Pottery

I create period-appropriate utilitarian pottery. I began working with ceramics in 1973 and started making historical reproductions in 1986.

The following images are a small sample of the pottery I make.  I vary my inventory from year to year and am also willing to make custom pieces.

Each piece is hand made and unique. I base all my work off historic sources. All pottery is food safe. If you are interested in buying a piece or ordering a custom piece, please contact me on the “Contact Us” page.

(Saintonge was a region in western France where a specific green glaze originated.)

Examples

Gargoulette and mug

French pottery and fire

Bleeding bowl (left) and shaving bowl (right)

Shaving and bleeding bowls

 

Pot 3-31-18

Saintonge utilitarian pottery

A vessel for storing and serving liquids. Hung from the side loops.

Costrel:  A vessel for storing and serving liquids. Hung from the side loops.

Front view of the costrel

Front view of the costrel

tankards and mugs 2015 Chocolate pot 2015

 

Ceramic jug. Green glaze on top half, unglazed bottom half.

Saintonge jug

Ceramic bowls with cylindrical handles. Green glaze on top half, unglazed bottom half.

Saintonge pipkins

Green ceramic bowl with cylindrical handle.

Saintonge pipkin

Jug with cork. Olive green glaze on top half, unglazed bottom half.

Saintonge jug

Rounded ceramic jug with a cork. Olive green glaze on top half, unglazed on bottom half.

Ovoid Saintonge jug.

Medium sized ceramic water pitcher. Green glaze on top half. Unglazed bottom half.

Saintonge water pitcher

A partial collection of David Hovde's 2015 historical re-enactment pottery

A partial collection of David Hovde’s 2015 historical re-enactment pottery (blue bottle provides scale.)

Historical Reproduction Pottery : mugs, bowls, candle holders, jars, and more

Apothecary pots for holding medicines and cosmetics (lighter provides scale.)

Historical Reproduction Pottery : mugs, bowls, candle holders, jars, and more

French monocrome apothecary pots

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Historical Reproduction Pottery : mugs, bowls, candle holders, jars, and more

Olive oil jars

Historical Reproduction Pottery : mugs, bowls, candle holders, jars, and more

Jugs and Apothecary Jar

Historical Reproduction Pottery : mugs, bowls, candle holders, jars, and more

Tavern Tankards made in summer 2015 (modern 12 oz. mug provides scale.)

Historical Reproduction Pottery : mugs, bowls, candle holders, jars, and more

The runt of this litter, an apothecary jar used for medicines, herbs, or cosmetics

2014

Historical Reproduction Pottery : mugs, bowls, candle holders, jars, and more

Sugar jar

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Bleeding bowl

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Workers cups

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calligraphy element

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