If you’re looking for a way to put the “fun” in “functional stoneware”, then you need to check out Claymonster Pottery. Cat Audette Holt and her husband Rich Holt have been making pottery with monstrous personality since 1998, hand throwing and uniquely creating whimsical designs into clay mugs, cookie jars, dishes, bowls and more. As the name suggests their Claymonster Originals are their best known, with one-of-a-kind creatures furrowing their brow or staring expectantly from the side of your mug or cookie jar.
These creature features are always endearing and will brighten up any countertop or dining room table. But don’t let the bulging eyes fool you – both expert craftsmen and devoted to a life of working with clay. Cat has been working in clay since high school and Rich is head of ceramics at Towson University. Check out some of their incredible work on their Facebook page, and then see it in person at the next Sugarloaf Crafts Festival!