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Alchemy Pottery


Alchemy Pottery offers authentic replicas of distillers and other laboratory alchemy implements actually used by alchemists in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, handmade by German potter Bruce Schaffenberger.

To these potters, in many ways, the work of the modern potter mirrors the work of the ancient alchemist. Potters blend earthly materials like clay, stone, and ash, into complicated glaze mixtures. Then through fire, these base substances transform into precious works of art. With glaze chemistry, and one part modern alchemy, potters turn the natural elements once taken for granted into the treasured artifacts displayed in homes and galleries.

Alchemy Pottery makes reproductions and models of vessels actually used by alchemists based on archeological artifacts and old drawings of equipment. Each vessel is a unique work of art with the potter's identifying mark.