New beginnings

Well, it's been a year, and a lot has happened. I got married, joined a new studio, got evicted from Gallery 2000 (see below), began experimenting with handbuilding and new ceramic techniques (portfolio update coming soon) and entered into the world of craft fairs around Washington, D.C.

The first weekend in May I participated in the BloomBars "Art of Adornment" spring crafts festival. It was great to see familiar faces and meet new pottery enthusiasts. Lots of pictures of the event here:

Next stop: Celebrate Petworth! I'm very excited to be selected for the neighborhood's biggest street fest on Saturday, June 4, from 11 am - 5 pm. Information here: Come by!

And finally, Adam promises soon we'll figure out the "for sale" feature on this site, but in the meantime, please contact me with questions about commissions. I love taking on new projects and challenges and making original works of functional pottery just for you or yours. Email me:

Looking forward to seeing everyone around town in the coming weeks!

Now displaying work at Gallery 2000!

Exciting news! A local art shop and framing store has invited me to display my pottery indefinitely!  I'll be adding to the collection as I produce more pieces, but starting now you can visit the space and check out some shelves featuring my mugs, bowls, colanders, pitchers and more, all for purchase directly at Gallery 2000.  Thanks to Jason, the manager, for giving me this opportunity.

Here's the store info:

Gallery 2000 / 1529 17th Street NW / Washington, D.C. 20036

Open Monday thru Friday, noon - 8 p.m. / Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. / Sunday, noon - 6 p.m.

How to get an Emma Dumain original

Hello!  You've made it to the website so you must be a friend or family member, or someone's told you about this very modest internet presence I have going on here.  I'm trying to keep this updated and easy to use, but the first step is me learning how to work this thing myself.  Please bear with me!

At some point, you'll be able to purchase work directly from this website.  In the meantime -- and even once we have the "for sale" page up and running -- I'd love to encourage you all to email me about commissions.  I love the process of collaborating with customers to create just what you're looking for, and there's really no limit to what I can make for you, and that goes for pottery but also for prints (I make stamps out of linoleum blocks) or one-of-a-kind illustrated cards.  You can reach me at and we'll go from there.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you and thanks for visiting!  Spread the word!