Iris Dorton makes functional pottery that balances beauty with utility – pots that can be used and enjoyed every day.

Most of her pottery is thrown on the wheel, however, some serving pieces are handbuilt. Subtle matte glazed exteriors are contrasted with colourful, glossy interiors. She uses a number of different decorating techniques including water etching, cuerda seca (black wax), and impressing. All glazes are food safe, and the pottery can be placed in the dishwasher and microwave.

Iris makes a variety of forms including teapots, mugs, bowls, vases, serving trays in many sizes and shapes as well as custom dinnerware place settings.

Images in the gallery represent current and past work. Please contact Blue Iris Studios directly to inquire about current availability.