is thrown by hand on a pottery wheel by Eileen Niejadlik with lots of
help from her husband, Paul. They have been making pottery together
since 1972 and have done craft shows since 1973. The Pistachio Potter
has been professionally potting full time most of those thirty years.
Eileen has a BFA from the University of Connecticut where she received
excellent technical pottery training. The candle lanterns they make
are an item that Eileen developed thirty years ago with her thesis project
in 1970. Paul has a BFA in teaching from Colorado and is a full time
teacher of Art in Palmer, MA. They both love doing retail craft shows
and meeting the customers that buy their pieces. There is an extensive
amount of time spent creating these pieces and they think of each piece
as a piece of individual art. The final words after each sale to the
customer is "give it a good home".