When you’re looking for an eye-catching gift – one that doubles as a work of art and is also something functional – you may want to consider browsing the items sold at Symmetrical Pottery. Husband and wife team, Angi Pogue-Reed and Scott Reed, are behind an array of beautifully crafted decorative pottery gifts. In addition to creating unforgettable textured clay pieces, the artisans also fashion custom ceramic tile backsplashes for kitchens and bathrooms. One of the distinctive qualities of the Reeds’ work is their attention to the textured side of detail.
Below you will get a sampling of what Symmetrical Pottery has to offer:
Shaving Bowls & Brushes
Ideal for anniversaries, birthdays and Father’s Day gifts, Symmetrical Pottery sells shaving bowls in a range of intricate, intriguing designs and patterns. In addition to purchasing a ready-to-ship option, customers may also place a custom order. The Dottie shaving bowl is one of the styles of sold by the company, which is purposefully made to create more lather, as the texture of the dots actually drums up more air for shaving soaps. The bowl is also made for placement in the sink to keep things warm.
To accompany a shaving bowl, Symmetrical Pottery also sells handmade ‘best’ badger hair shaving brushes. Shown here is an alluring green marbleized acrylic brush handle that according to their Etsy shop, was turned on the lathe by Shawn Pogue of Pogue Wood Art of North Carolina. It’s truly a work of art, don’t you think.
Distinctive Coffee Mugs
When it comes to unique mugs, Symmetrical Pottery has two primary signature styles that truly stand out – appearing in variation throughout their shop with the option for personalization:
- Spiky Mug: Covered in spikes, these mugs truly make an eye-catching, conversational piece – ideal for the eccentric coffee lover. Available in varying sizes and sets of multiple cups, dare someone to swipe this mug.
- Sheet Metal Mug: Offering a more industrial look, the artisans offer various sizes in their sheet metal pattern – from espresso cup to 18-ounce coffee cup sizes. These pieces are made by carving the grooves in such a way that they resemble sheets of metal. The individual clay dots (or ‘rivets’) are added by hand.
Cookie Jar & Candy Jar
When shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, Symmetrical Pottery offers decorative jars to keep cookies and candy safe…maybe a little too safe, as seen in the spiky pattern below.
Some of the pieces feature the artisan’s signature spiky accents, as seen in the ‘Sweets’ candy jar shown here. For an added fee of $5, you can have the treat jar personalized.
Pet Treat Jars & Bowls
From personalized dog bowls to cat treat jars, you can shop an array of artisan pet gifts that can be customized to match the name of a pet.
You can choose one food bowl, or a set for food and water. They even make slow feeders for that over-anxious, hungry companion.
Create a Made-to-Order Listing
If you’re interested in placing a made-to-order listing for a custom piece, keep in mind that it takes 12 weeks. You can choose different color schemes, initials, names, phrases, and other details (in some cases). When purchasing the pottery as a gift, the artisans will ship directly to the recipient, and include a personalized card. All other in-stock orders are generally shipped out within one business day of purchase.
Other pieces sold at Symmetrical Pottery include:
- Decorative bowls
- Personalized soup mugs
- Teapots in sheet metal style
- Salt and pepper shakers
- Spiky butter dishes