Meet The Rogue Artisans Team:
The Rogue Artisans is a father-daughter team based out of New Jersey. We make work that is designed to be both beautiful and functional.
Karise, The Rogue Potter:
I work to make pottery that has a simple, comfortable, and somewhat rustic feeling, drawing inspiration from ancient pottery traditions and my Greek heritage. I want people to connect to my pots through daily use. With this in mind, I design my work to be balanced and easy to use, as well as dishwasher and microwave safe.
I throw my pots from a custom blend of stoneware clays that I chose for both durability and color. I often use layers of sprayed glazes to create areas of movement and variations in glossiness that add interest and depth to the surface of the pot. Some of my work includes unglazed areas that showcase the colors of the clay I work with, and other pieces include decorative carving, especially designs inspired by my Greek heritage. Every piece is fired to cone 6, over 2200’F, and then slow cooled for almost 24 hours. This long firing and cooling allows the glazes to mature and crystalize and gives effects that would be impossible with faster cooling.
Overall, I hope to create pottery that is both beautiful and functional. I hope you will enjoy using my pottery as much as I enjoy making it.
John, The Rogue Woodworker:
My journey in woodworking started more than 25 years ago, when, as newlyweds my wife and I decided to replace the siding on our newly purchased house. That project lead to the purchase of a small table saw, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I’ve made countless pieces of furniture for our home. My pieces use simple, clean lines that allow the natural beauty of the wood grain to shine through. I source my wood from a local sawmill that process lumber from wind-fall trees, or trees that needed to be removed due to construction or disease. I use natural and food-safe finishes that are always safe for you, safe for me and safe for the environment. Recently I invested in a laser-engraving machine that allows me to customize any cutting board with the design of your choice. I welcome you look around our site and find something for your kitchen.