The first time I touched clay at art school,
I was drawn to its unlimited potential
of design and work ability in realizing my creative ideas.

Clay from the earth, water, air and fire are the essential elements which must be harmonized to create a ceramic form. Whether it is a functional bowl, made on the wheel, an abstract sculpture using extrusions, hand built with slabs or cast in a mold, all the basic elements are the same.

The clay needs water to make it workable, air for drying and fire to make it permanent. After that the limitations are only out with your creative imagination.

My studio is always open. You can come watch me work or get your hands in some clay. Experienced or beginner, young or old, anyone can come to The Firehouse pottery  and experience the creative and magical powers of clay.



1988 - Ceramic Graduate degree show
City Art Center, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1988 - British National Degree show
1990 - The Collective Gallery,
Edinburgh, Scotland.
1997 - Honorable mention
TCJC NE 29th Annual Art Exhibition.
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Firehouse Pottery

Fun facts

Keith Thomson
Born :  Edinburgh, Scotland.

Edinburgh College of Art,
Scotland. 1984-1988.
Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem.

Art & Design with Honors
(Ceramics and Glass)

Royal Mile Pottery, Edinburgh,Scotland.
Self employed, 1988-1992.
Timber Ridge summer camp
Highview West Virginia
Director of ceramics. 1988-1991.
McQueeney Pottery,
McQueeney TX
Production potter/ manager 1992-1997.                                                 Firehouse Pottery & Gallery,
Fort Worth,TX
Gallery Director / Ceramic Artist / Instructor
2004 - current

My favorite links

Texas Pottery Supply
American Ceramic supply