David Hovde – Handmade Re-enactment Pottery
I create period-appropriate utilitarian pottery, usually 18th century French Colonial styles. I began working with ceramics in 1973 and started making historical reproductions in 1986.
The following images are samples 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.)
Faience wine cup — 10 cm wide
Rouen coffee pots — 15 and 18 cm high
Chocolate pots — 11 and 17 cm high
Gargolettes (water pitchers) are about 15 inches high.
The pitcher is based on an example of Saintonge pottery found in the Tunica Treasure.
Anglo-American mugs range from 3.75 to 5.75 inches high. Other styles are available.
Gargoulette and mug
Bleeding bowl (left) and shaving bowl (right)
Kitchen ware — French colonial reproductions