About the Midnight Potter

the Midnight Potter

Jenny Ditto is a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Anchorage. She first experienced wheel throwing at Anchorage West High School, from teacher Becky Voris, then continued at UAF, Fairbanks, and ACC/UAA, Anchorage. In the Anchorage community she spent many years teaching wheel throwing & fine tuning her skills at Fairview Recreation Center, before she opened Midnight Potter Studios where she has continued teaching her best techniques and skills to the wonderful people of her home town. She presents her own curriculum & teaching style for successful wheel thrown pottery in as few months as possible. She also offers group workshops for making Hand-Print tiles and leading Raku Firing workshops. She enjoys giving demonstrations to groups outside of the studio and is interested in facilitating Team Building activities involving wheel throwing. The studio is expanding to create a coop work space for various art mediums.

At the studio, you can find pottery tools for sale, like Mud Tools brand, Clay Art Center Clay Bodies in cone 06, 6 & 10, and raw materials for sale. If what you need is not in stock, she can order it for you. Glazes and other supplies from Amaco are available to order. The studio also sells gourmet chocolates from Vosges Haut Chocolat, Poco Dolce, and our local Summit Spice & Tea Hot Cocoa mix. Don't miss her featured "Mug O Chocolate" available whereever she is showing her work this season!

She is gathering people together who support creating a cooperative workspace facility utilizing art mediums in clay, metal, and glass to be located in midtown Anchorage. 100% of her pottery sales go towards current & future artistic facility developments. Your purchase today also supports donations she makes of her pottery to non-profit fund-raising organization that support Anchorage’s community. When you support her efforts, you help support Anchorage’s community & cultural development.

She uses recycled materials in her studio and accepts donations of needed materials (large empty & cleaned wine bottles preferable without labels, clean dry cleaner plastic, clean bubble wrap). She supports Bean’s Café via the Annual Empty Bowl Project by donating 250-300 bowls (annually) made in the studio by her or from offering skilled potters free clay & studio wheel time. She donates misc. pottery to the Anchorage Ski Club for Alpenglow at Arctic Valley Annual Auction, Nana-WorleyParsons and the United Way of Anchorage.

Her works are functional for kitchen & bath, and decorative for home or personal wear. She works with mid-range porcelain & stoneware clays, low-fire ceramic & raku clays. Her pottery & ceramic works include large & small bowls, mugs, tagines, daubieres, oven casseroles, oil & vinegar jars, sugar bowls, honey jars, jars with lids, soap dishes, utensil crocks, beads & buttons, flower vases & planters, ceramic Christmas trees, and raku jars & vases. She is also slumping recycled wine bottles into Cheese Trays.

You can find her finished works year-round in downtown Anchorage at Artique Ltd. Gallery, and at the studio.

She organizes an Annual Show at the studio for the year end holidays. If you are a local artist interested in learning more about this show, please send an email to midnightpotter@gmail.com.

She is developing wholesale pottery to supply food or cooking related stores and gift shops around Alaska. Please inquire, if your business is interested in featuring hand-made pottery in your store.

Thanks for your support!

 

©Jenny Ditto 2012-15