In 1973, Margo Brown was a college student whose interest in zoology led her to major in wildlife management. That same year she took an introductory ceramics class. By 1976, finding herself obsessed with clay, and realizing that what she wanted was to make pots, she began to study at Big Creek Pottery in Davenport, California. In 1978 she did further study at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho.
A fulltime potter since 1977, she works mostly in high fired stoneware, but also with porcelain. Working in her backyard in Buffalo, Wyoming, Margo fires her pots in a downdraft gas kiln that she built herself. Her pieces are intended to be used, and no lead, barium or other harmful substances are used in the glazes. Margo sees her pottery as a link between herself and the customer and hopes that each piece has an active life in its new home. The photos below are examples of Margo Brown’s work. To see pieces for sale, look at the “items for sale” page, I try to add more all the time. I have hundreds of pots, and if you would like to see pieces that are not on this website, please email or call for more information.