Welcome to Swampdog Ceramics

Creating Functional Pottery

For Everyday Use

We create functional pottery pieces for your home and garden. Every piece is formed and glazed by hand, making each one unique. Our work includes both wheel thrown and slab built pieces that are built and fired in our home studio just west of Peterborough, Ontario.  

We invite you to have a look through our website, where we post pictures of our various pieces, and we’ll work to keep it updated.  If you see something that you like, but cannot find it either on Etsy or in a local shop, please get in touch with us and hopefully we can make one special for you.  Please contact us to find out more.

You can also follow our recent activity on Instagram, or Facebook where we will continue to post our new work, some projects in process, and every once in a while we’ll throw in a cute dog picture just to mix it up a bit.

Ordering and purchasing

Where can you find our work?  

Through winter 2023/24 we will be focusing on developing some new techniques and forms for our pottery and preparing for a couple of in-person markets in 2024. Our first will be as a vendor at the spring market in Peterborough hosted by the Modern Makers Market. We will be busy preparing for more in-person markets for 2024, as well as selling some items at the Kawartha Potters Guild. We will post information about upcoming markets here as we commit to them.

We also regularly post our recent work on Instagram, so please follow us there too.  If you see something that you like, please send us a direct message to see if it’s available for purchase.

Upcoming Markets

Kawartha Potters Guild annual spring sale – April 19, 20 ,21 at the Guild in Peterborough (Talwood Dr.)

Spring Market – Sunday May 5, 2024 at the Morrow Building in Peterborough. Stay tuned for more details.

Check back for more markets coming soon.

On Request purchases:

Much of our work consists of one of a kind pieces as we love to experiment with glazes, graphics, shapes and sizes.  If you see something you like and it’s sold, we can likely make you another one that would be similar, but not exactly the same.  Please connect with us and we can let you know how long it would take to make something for you.  We often have milk jugs, mugs, butter dishes, vases, tumblers, bowls in stock and ready for your colouring details.

Examples of our work