Selected work (2016–8)

My name’s Erik. I make pots in Vienna, Austria. These are some of my pots.


The pots they’re (let’s say usually) made with local native wild clays that I find–dig–process–test myself. Stoneware clays straight from the ground from “just” down the road, it’s My Clay. Small stones organics impurities unevenness included: nothing I choose it’s what I’m given: tasty.

The glazes all mixtures to my own recipes &/ derived from local clay & loam and other natural materials that I (again) find–dig–process–test myself.

I fire in both electric and woodfired kilns; the former in my Vienna studio, latter at kilns across central &/ eastern Europe. Woodfired pottery it’s a process:

one firing: 2 days chop wood / 2 days load the kiln / 4 days fire / 4 days cool / 1 day unload

24 hours per day wood goes in one side the flame through the kiln and out the other in-between the pots (depending, anywhere from 0.5 to 3+ cubic meters of pots) fire wood take the temperature it runs north of 1300˚C and we fire (depending) from 1 to 4 days and with the time oh the flame it holds the pots gives to the pots these the colors! melty drippy–glossy–/matte ash! crusty embers! and:

Pictures from firings.


Erik Haugsby Pottery Hidasuki Sake Set Woodfired Ceramics

Erik Haugsby Handmade Pottery Guinomi Shot Glass Woodfired Hikidashi


Erik Haugsby Pottery Woodfired Chawan native clay Ceramics

Erik Haugsby Pottery Oribe Plate


Erik Haugsby Pottery Native Clay Guinomi Cup

Erik Haugsby Woodfired Pottery Ceramic Vase Natural Ash