When we opened Lark & Larder, a local marketplace for farmers and producers, artists and makers, the first artists we approached was Flynn Day Pottery! We were so impressed with the beauty, quality and whimsical nature of their pottery. Here we dive deeper into this creative duo:
How and when did you start Flynn Day Pottery?
Flynn Day Pottery started in 2011. Amber Day had lost her job and had always wanted to try selling her pottery. Kevin Flynn had been retailing and selling pottery supplies and equipment, and teaching for over 14 years. When Amber proposed applying for the Eagle Saturday Market there was no hesitation. We were off and potting! After a successful market year in Eagle, we applied and got into the Capital City Public Market where we have been vendors since 2012. By the end of 2013 we had seen the consistency of our sales and Kevin made the decision to leave his full time job at the Potters Center. We have been potters ever since, slinging our wares nearly every Saturday.
How often do you work in the studio?
We work in the studio Monday through Friday, creating new work each week. Our work consists of throwing and sculpting, firing, glazing, firing again, then preparing and packing up our pottery to go to market. Each of us have our own work we make and also collaborate on some items. Our routine changes from week to week depending on the needs of the market or to create special order pieces for customers.
How much clay do you go through?
We buy 2 tons of clay a year. During the market season, from April to December, we use 50-100 pounds of clay a week, which works out to be about 3,000 pounds a year!
Kevin took his first pottery class when he was 5 years old at Fort Boise Community Center. He has 54 college credits in ceramics and graduated from Southern Oregon University in 1997. Amber took her first pottery class in 1999 at the Greenville Museum of Art in South Carolina. Her intention was to try all the art classes, but the first class she took was pottery and she was hooked.
Lark & Larder features a variety of ceramic wares from Flynn Day Pottery. Check out the Idaho mugs, adorable mouse cheese plates, various animals & creatures, olive oil decanters and more!