Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
bass river pottery

Bass River Pottery is located in the Hyarts District of Hyannis, MA.

The Sgraffito carving technique is used on the pottery. Mason Stains are added to slip and brushed onto the leather hard pot. The pottery is carved through the slip into the stoneware pot with a small carving tool to reveal the clay's true color; this carving method is called sgraffito, which means,"to scratch". When the carving is complete and the pot is bone dry, it is bisque fired in an electric kiln. Next, clear glaze is added to the pot and is fired once more.

Sgraffito is labor intensive. Some of the sgarffito pottery has more than 8 hours of carving.

Bass River Pottery also creates the "Sand Dune" bowls and the original "Mermaid Mug".

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Mailing Address: 
28 echo road
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Physical Address: 
50 Pearl Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Last Name: 
774 487 4315


Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Centers
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Mid-Cape Cultural Directory
Hyarts District
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Incorporated
Cape Cod Potters
Town of Yarmouth Beautification Grant
Massachusettes Cultura Council LCC Grant/Fall 2012
Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC Grant/Fall 2010
Mass MOCA/Assets for Artists program 2011
The Richard Gazzola Grant Award
New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit