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Oxenford Pottery has been creating folk art pottery for nearly 30 years. From my youth well into my adulthood, I mined clay from along the creek beds and spring ditches located in the Pennsylvania woodlands.

Out in the forest, wildlife sightings are always a joy, but nothing holds a great lasting pleasure for this potter, than finding a large deposit of plastic modeling clay fit for the fire, and yes, it does happen!

Hand modeling clay

The Indians did it and so do I. That’s not to say I’m a purist, but some of my favorite terra cotta pieces, from early in my career, were hand-built, fired in an open wood-fire, with of course, local clay. These pieces with their history, pottery mark, and limited numbers, will increase in value over time, and will become a valuable collectible for the savvy collector.

Go Modern

I read some time ago, though an artist be unknown, though he be an outsider, a folk artist if you will, he will be credentialed as an artist, by the volume of work he leaves behind. So how does one leave a noticeable volume of work for the collector and conscientious public to follow?

We are living in a ceramic age! Check out the ceramic ovenware, and decorative ceramics. Ceramics are even used in the medical profession, and there are also ceramics for mechanics!

Modern technology has greatly enhanced the practice of today’s folk art potter.

Pottery supplies are readily available.

Potter books containing information on pottery techniques and pottery equipment are often just a click away. For me, I am Charlie Oxenford, the Redware Art Potter, by the way.

The computer age has revolutionized my approach to pottery
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With the coming of the home computer and the advent of online auctions, namely eBay, my approach to creating pottery and marketing my ware, has change dramatically. It was like, hit the breaks, hit the gas, release the breaks, do a doughnut and then beeline zero to sixty....that’s automotive speaking of course. In other words, I have enjoyed the transition especially with the coming of the Social Networks.

I have hopes it will inspire you to make your own pottery too.

So please, go ahead and read around the site. It is my hope that the photos and the information offered will be a help and inspiration for your collecting or pottery creation endeavors.

You can learn more about me and how I got my start on the Pottery Mark About Us page. I hope you will also check out the History of Pottery, and learn the pottery identification marks, from the Native American pottery marks and Antique pottery marks, to our Contemporary potters of today.

I will be explaining many of the pottery making techniques that I use, and show you how to do them yourself. I will also help you find pottery supplies that you need.

If you can’t find anything about pottery on the site, I encourage you to contact me so I can help.

Ask About Me
Ask about me, and learn why I began the Pottery Mark site.
History of Pottery and Pottery Identification Marks
History of Pottery and Pottery Identification Marks from Ancient Pottery to pottery table lamps still used today.
American Indian Pottery
American Indian Pottery from the incomparable Anasazi beauties to the vibrant colors and motion of the Hopi Indians Pottery. Learn about the Native American Pottery found today.
American Potters
American Potters from Baur Pottery to Weller Pottery and everything between
Types of Pottery
Learn the types of pottery to chose from. From Artware pottery, to decorative terra cotta pottery, slab pottery, and much more.
Pottery Identification Marks
Learning the Pottery Identification Marks from ancient pottery to new pottery marks, learn the American Pottery Marks we see today.
Pottery Making
Learn all about Pottery Making. From Pottery techniques to Pottery ideas and Pottery projects.
Pottery Supplies
Finding the right Pottery Supplies when you need them. Learn how to buy used Pottery equipment, the right pottery wheel for you, pottery kilns, and much more.
Pottery Blogs
Pottery Blogs and articles filled with Pottery Techniques, how to make pottery, and much more.
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Our Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, and Advertising Policies
Official Contact Details
Here are my official contact details and how to ask questions at Pottery Mark.com



Some of my Wares


Pheasant-platter

Pheasant Platter

Daisy's on Blue

Scenic-Platter

The Scenic Platter

dinnerware-pottery

Dinner Ware Lines

Bluebird-plate

Birds in Nature