Nitju Clayworks pots are all hand-made by Nitju Clayworks and are all one of a kind.
The quality of our ware is more than glaze deep. Our glazed and unglazed pots are vitrified by oxidation or reduction firing from cone 6 (2291 degrees F) to cone 10 (2403 degrees F), depending on the clay body. Too technical? Let's just say they are rock hard and more than up to the task of withstanding over-winter freezing.
All of the pots we make start as wheel-thrown pieces. Wheel throwing assures uniform thickness of the pot walls, which provides structural stability. Combining wheel throwing and altering allows both disciplined curves and traditional designs, as well as providing plenty of room for contemporary flights of fancy. Along with the glazes we mix ourselves, these are some of the reasons we feel confident offering you a complete satisfaction guarantee on both stock and custom pots.
First, Our High Quality Bonsai Pots
Our Container for Creating
Nitju Clayworks was started in the shadow of Mount Nittany, State College, PA, by a bonsai enthusiast-turned-potter. One of two other potters who helped launch Nittany Clayworks lived "over the ridge from Mount Nittany, in Julian. (Have a hint where the name came from?)
While Ross Adams currently is the sole proprietor and sole potter, you can find pots by Nate Knott, and Jason Bloom at this site. Nate's functional ware can be seen at knottspots.com and Jason Bloom, proprietor of Halfmoon Pottery, sells functional ware and pitfired pieces in galleries and gift shops across the Northeast.