Boettger Pottery

By Krista Cotter

While shopping downtown this past Christmas on the holiday shopping day here in UC, my family and I stumbled upon the wonderfully talented local pottery artist Mary Boettger.  I was completely blown away by the beautifully handcrafted, wide aray of pieces she had on display ranging from mugs, bowls, plates, vases, trinket boxes, honey pots and more.  The craftsmanship and details are simply amazing and did I mention she makes everything at her home studio in rural Union City?  Pretty cool. 

We purchased two mugs that day from Mary and have been anxious to run into her again so we can buy more.  They're awesome and our favorite.  Plus handmade and local are two very good things.  

Mary was kind enough to let us come to her home and take some pictures of the new pieces she is preparing for a show on Sat. April 13. You can also check out her website at