About Me

Claire Weissberg, a native New Yorker, studied pottery with Clary Illian in Iowa, and with Chiyoichi Shimizu in Japan.  She received her MFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has been making Urban Folk Pottery in Brooklyn since 1989. 

She throws her pottery on the wheel, slip trails and carves on the leather hard pieces, and glazes using wax resist. She uses a cone 6 porcelain and lead-free glazes.

Claireware is also available at:


Hudson, NY

Kinakeet Clay

Avon, NC

Lazy Fish

Block Island, RI

The Left Bank Gallery

Wellfleet, MA

Margo's Pottery

Buffalo, WY

NW Barrett

Portsmouth, NH