FD Pottery

HISTORY

FD Pottery offers contemporary handcrafted pottery for the tabletop and home. Established by Francis DeFabo in 2011, this collection of functional ceramics features an array of subtle forms and inviting textures. Like a beautifully worn-in sweater, Francis intends for these surfaces to wear and patina with years of daily use. From whiskey cups to serving platters to flower urns, each piece is made by Francis in his home studio in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

APPROACH

Francis blends with traditional wheel-thrown forms and hand-built pottery. He often adds embossed patterns from textiles and simple hand-carved details onto the surfaces of his designs. These textures not only add warmth and character to Francis’ subtle forms, but they are also designed to feel as good as they look. Simple and sturdy, FD Pottery is made to be used and enjoyed every day.

FUTURE

Looking toward the restaurant industry as well as local and national retailers, Francis continues to grow his collection. His forms and colors shine when mixed into unique tableware collections.