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.)
Gargoulette and mug
Bleeding bowl (left) and shaving bowl (right)
Trailed slipware & sgrafitto bowls
Saintonge utilitarian pottery
Costrel: A vessel for storing and serving liquids. Hung from the side loops.
Front view of the costrel
Ovoid Saintonge jug.
Saintonge water pitcher
A partial collection of David Hovde’s 2015 historical re-enactment pottery (blue bottle provides scale.)
Apothecary pots for holding medicines and cosmetics (lighter provides scale.)
French monocrome apothecary pots
Olive oil jars
Jugs and Apothecary Jar
Tavern Tankards made in summer 2015 (modern 12 oz. mug provides scale.)
The runt of this litter, an apothecary jar used for medicines, herbs, or cosmetics