About me…

I am the sole artist of Longacre Pottery. It’s been quite a journey since 1990 when I realized this is what I was meant to do – make beautiful, functional stoneware. And I do it with passion. I am ever rediscovering the fickleness of clay bodies, glaze chemicals and gas reduction firing. Though I achieve a consistent look, every firing has its own personality. That’s the joy, the frustration, and the wonder of working in clay. Welcome to Longacre Pottery!

Tom Longacre

Artist

My interest in pottery began as an undergraduate biology student in college. It was a diversion from scientific academia. About 15 years later, when I went to grad school intending to become a teacher, I reconnected with making pottery, under the mentorship of John Baker and Royce Yoder. I still have no idea why I thought teaching was a good fit for me – I don’t like explaining things to people! Somehow by the grace of God, I was able to pursue being a potter full-time. Well if you really want to know more about me or my achievements…blah, blah, blah… come to my studio. I’d love to meet you and have a cup of coffee together.

Email me: tomlongacre@mail.com