While completing undergraduate studies at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Frank Stofan interned at Campbell Pottery. In 1986, he took the position of Master Potter at Westerwald Pottery located in Scenery Hill, PA. Frank opened his own studio in 1998, where he has been developing a unique line of ash glazed pottery suited for everyday use and the collector’s table.
The clay used is fine, white stoneware, very smooth to the touch. Each piece is hand-thrown on the potter’s wheel, signed, glazed, and fired to 2300 degrees. Sizes may vary slightly. The wood ash glaze is formulated with ashes recycled from the wood stoves of neighbors in the community. The ashes help melt the other elements in the glaze, causing the effect of tree-like imagery on the surface of the clay pieces.