Welcome to Fire Hole Pottery! I am Carl Sheehan, a professional ceramicist and the resident/visiting potter at Yellowstone National Park for 40 years and a graduate of Montana State University. I maintain a studio and gallery outside of Bozeman, Montana.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Inspired By Yellowstone Visiting Artist Program in Yellowstone National Park has been postponed until next year. My work will be available in the Old Faithful Lodge, Lake Hotel and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Gift Shops. If you find yourself visiting North of the Park, please make an appointment to visit my gallery at 4069 Linney Road, Bozeman, Montana 59718 by calling ahead at 406-388-1943 or emailing: Carl@fireholepottery.com. I'll be wearing a mask and request that you do too for our mutual protection. Thanks!
Each piece of my work is individually handcrafted and glazed utilizing a palette of colors inspired by my love for the Rocky Mountain West and Yellowstone National Park. I enjoy creating functional pottery in stoneware and porcelain for daily use in the home and kitchen as well as creating one-of-a-kind items which feature bison, bear and other wildlife imagery. My glaze palette is an impressionistic mountain motif rendered in Sky Blue, Red Skies, Turquoise River, and Moon Over Montana Obsidian Black. Each piece is gas-fired in my hand built kiln located at my studio near Bozeman, Montana. All of my pottery is food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe.