Brick Pond Handworks • Pepperell, MA • Porcelain

 Brick Pond Handworks Pottery is one of the Massachusetts potteries that continue the tradition of the original Dedham Pottery. Mary W. DeCaprio, a classically trained artist with degrees from Boston University (MFA) and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA), founded Brick Pond Handworks in 1988.

She has taken Dedham Pottery in a new direction by making Christmas ornaments that reflect her own creativity and interests. Nature, history, personal experience and pure imagination provide the inspiration for each design.


Mary’s special interests in fine art, wildlife, gardening, and antiques provide additional sources of inspiration.

Each Brick Pond Handworks creation is made entirely by hand. Slight variations in design and color add character and reflect their unique handcrafted origin.

Low-fired earthenware clay is first rolled into a slab from which each design is hand-cut. Once cured, each piece is shaped by hand to smooth any rough edges and then hand-painted. The pottery is then bisque fired and glazed.  


Continuing in the tradition of the original Dedham Pottery, the ornaments are glazed with a crackle and cobalt blue glaze.

According to local history, Brick Pond Handworks is located on what was once farmland adjacent to a brook where clay was mined and transformed into bricks.

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