Pfeiffer Fire Arts Pottery

About Us

We are Dan and Laurel Pfeiffer and we form the core of Pfeiffer Fire Arts and Fiber, Inc., a small pottery in Oak Grove, Alabama.  You won't find Oak Grove on a map any more.  We are about five miles south of the Alabama - Tennessee state line and a few miles east of exit 361 off Interstate 65 in Northern Alabama.  We are located north of Athens, Madison, and Huntsville, Alabama; south of Nashville, and Ardmore, Tennessee, East of Florence and Elkmont, Alabama;  and west of Chattanooga, Tennessee. All of our pottery is hand made and composed of either stoneware or porcelain.  We have developed our own set of glazes, and will continue to experiment and add new glazes. While glaze development is a time consuming task we learn a great deal from it and feel it gives our pottery a distinctive look. It also gives us great flexibility in creating just the glaze we like. One of the reasons people will always be attracted to handcrafts is that we live in a very fast paced world that we have very little control over and often no real understanding of how it works. Working with both your mind and hands to create work that lasts, in the case of pottery that can be  thousands of years, can give you a connection to the real world that video games and computers never can. You have a direct connection from your thoughts (what to make) and the making -- moving from the world of words to real things you can use every day. There are not many jobs today where one person works on a product from start to finish. Pottery is a process that has a lot of steps and skills to master but they both have a rhythm to the work that has been lost in most jobs today.  The tools we use are easy to understand, often handmade themselves, and are an extension of your hand.  Pottery is a very physical process that is both hard work at times and at other times much like playing a musical instrument, a light flowing touch and a pot flows up out of the lump of clay. Fire transforms mud into stone and glass forms that will last much longer that we will. Our studio is open by appointment and when we are in the studio. As we are busy about many things it is best to call and be sure we will be here when you are!  We always like to visit with other potters and hear what they are working on as well as those interested in pottery or learning more about pottery. We have a small gallery to display and sell our work as part of the studio.  We are also always closed on Sunday.
Pfeiffer Fire Arts Pottery

About Us

We are Dan and Laurel Pfeiffer and we form the core of Pfeiffer Fire Arts and Fiber, Inc., a small pottery in Oak Grove, Alabama.  You won't find Oak Grove on a map any more.  We are about five miles south of the Alabama - Tennessee state line and a few miles east of exit 361 off Interstate 65 in Northern Alabama.  We are located north of Athens, Madison, and Huntsville, Alabama; south of Nashville, and Ardmore, Tennessee, East of Florence and Elkmont, Alabama;  and west of Chattanooga, Tennessee. All of our pottery is hand made and composed of either stoneware or porcelain.  We have developed our own set of glazes, and will continue to experiment and add new glazes. While glaze development is a time consuming task we learn a great deal from it and feel it gives our pottery a distinctive look. It also gives us great flexibility in creating just the glaze we like. One of the reasons people will always be attracted to handcrafts is that we live in a very fast paced world that we have very little control over and often no real understanding of how it works. Working with both your mind and hands to create work that lasts, in the case of pottery that can be  thousands of years, can give you a connection to the real world that video games and computers never can. You have a direct connection from your thoughts (what to make) and the making -- moving from the world of words to real things you can use every day. There are not many jobs today where one person works on a product from start to finish. Pottery is a process that has a lot of steps and skills to master but they both have a rhythm to the work that has been lost in most jobs today.  The tools we use are easy to understand, often handmade themselves, and are an extension of your hand.  Pottery is a very physical process that is both hard work at times and at other times much like playing a musical instrument, a light flowing touch and a pot flows up out of the lump of clay. Fire transforms mud into stone and glass forms that will last much longer that we will. Our studio is open by appointment and when we are in the studio. As we are busy about many things it is best to call and be sure we will be here when you are!  We always like to visit with other potters and hear what they are working on as well as those interested in pottery or learning more about pottery. We have a small gallery to display and sell our work as part of the studio.  We are also always closed on Sunday.