Nate & Hallie Evans–Allamakee Wood-Fired Pottery
Allamakee Wood-Fired Pottery
2856 Blair Rd
New Albin, Iowa 52160
Studio is handicap accessible with assistance.
Nate and Hallie have been making functional, wood-fired pots for over 15 years at their home and studio in extreme northeastern Iowa. They make a wide variety of pots, ranging from dinnerware and serving dishes to large floor pots. Their work is mainly wheel-thrown, though they also make several styles of slab built pots. Their pots are all wood-fired in their large anagama style kiln. During the 4 day firing, the pots are marked with flame and ash, making each one unique. They use many indigenous clay and glaze materials and pay special attention to details like form and texture.
Nate and Hallie have been part of the Studio Tour since it started, and celebrated Allamakee Wood-Fired Pottery’s 15th anniversary at the 2015 tour with homemade soup and bread for all the customers. Visitors to their studio can enjoy exploring the kiln and workshop and can browse through hundreds of pots in the showroom and lining the porch outside. Spring is in full glory on the hills surrounding the house and shop, and there is always plenty of room for kids and dogs to run and play in the yard.
During the tour on Friday and Saturday, visitors can see the wood kiln in action! Peek into a stoke hole at the glowing pots inside the kiln while it is being fired, and feel the warmth as the flames rush through the kiln.