Thank you for visiting! I'm Biz (Elizabeth) Ireland, the potter behind Bizlette Pottery. I am working and potting in Madison, WI. You can find me in the pottery studio whenever I have a spare moment, which is never as often as I hope!
My work is exclusively functional. Whenever I sit down at the wheel I consider how what I am going to make will be useful in everyday life.
My work has developed into three different styles.
First, I love the simplicity of white and clear glazes. It's a stark yet warm style that emphasizes the form of my wheel thrown work. This allows the slight alterations - a slightly squared bowl or a faceted cup - to shine through.
Second, a pop of color! These pieces maintain the form-focused white glaze style, but add a splash of blue/green that catches the eye and brightens a gray day. Carefully applied colorful glazes emphasize my altered forms.
Third, I enjoy experimenting with surface designs with underglaze techniques. These are more whimsical pieces.
Contact me at bizlettepottery(atgmaildotcom)
I live in Madison, WI with my husband and 13-year old puppy Chella. Chella enjoys starting her day with a fine meal served out of a Bizlette pottery bowl, followed by endless belly rubs.