Paula MacDonald Pottery

"I studied art at Marietta College, Marietta Ohio, and the Museum of Fine Art School in Boston. I studied Art History at Boston University and University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. I learned my pottery skills through an apprenticeship with Goose Rocks Pottery with Bob and Lou Lipkin in Kennebunkport, Maine and from the many potters who have shared information over the years. I have worked making pottery since 1982.

I moved to Nova Scotia in 1988. Chester is the home of my parents. I live in my great grandmother’s house here in Chester.

My pottery is made using either Porcelain or Stoneware clay. It is fired in a propane fired kiln to 2350 degrees F. The  pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe. All glazes are lead free.

Porcelain is a white dense clay that is bright in finish and is a great surface for hand painting.


Stoneware is a brown clay the finished product will be more earthy looking than porcelain and has a characteristic speckling."

Batik of the Potter at the wheel, by Rosie Robinson.

Porcelain Tenmoku Platter

10" x 15 x 2  $185

Porcelain Tenmoku Pitcher

H9.5"  $125

Earthenware Handpainted Chickadee

Mugs  $48

Vase  $85

(Paul Clarke handcarved/painted birds)

Earthenware Handpainted Lamps

Large 12"h  $240

Small 9"h  $160

Porcelain Bowl

12"dia x 5"h  $115

Porcelain Teal/Yellow Pieces

Bowl set 12/10/8.5"dia x 5.5"h  $270

Mugs 5"h  $40

Small bowls 5.5"dia  $40

Porcelain Teal/Yellow Pieces

Sculpted edge bowls 5.5"dia  $36

Utensil holder 5.5"dia, 7"h  $95

Small vase 3"dia, 4"h  $38

Juicer 5.5"dia  $42

Mugs 5"h  $40

Small bowls 5.5"dia  $40

Earthenware Handpainted

Heron Lamp

Large 12"h  $240

Earthenware Handpainted

Hummingbird Platter

21 x 13"  $275

Earthenware Handpainted Heron

Rect. Platter 16"w  $95

Square Plate 8.5"w  $72

Mugs 5"h  $45

Heron Pitcher

5"h  $45

Porcelain Carved Celadon

Iris Vase

10"h  $110

Porcelain Vase

8"h  $95

Earthenware Handpainted Sailbot

Rect. Platter 16"w  $95

Mugs 5.5"h  $45

Blue Mugs 4-5"h $38

BlueJay Butterdish 6.5"dia, 3"h  $48

Porcelain Tenmoku Platter (back)

10.5" x 17 x 2  $215

Porcelain Bowl

12"dia x 3.5"h  $115

Porcelain Sea Life Collection (see below)

Birch Tree Mugs 5"h $48

Porcelain Sea Life Collection

Blue Lamp  12"h  $195 (2nd)

Oval Platters 15/14/10"w  $85/65/52

Vase 8"h  $85

Mugs 3.5-5"h  $40

Bowls 6"dia  $38

Spoon Rests  $25

Soup Tureen 10"dia, 7"h  $165

Ladle  $35