Our Story

Little Garden Pottery produces simple, rustic, and colorful pottery for the home and garden. The pieces are handmade with love in our home studio that is surrounded by a small country garden. The well thought-out line of products include traditional pieces such as mugs, planters, vases, as well as some more unique forms. 
Elizabeth Schaefer Erdener started working with clay in high school, but did not pursue it as a career. Instead she got her degree in Biology, and worked at a variety of places trying to find the right fit. She got involved with the organic and sustainable food movement, working for and managing some start-up businesses including local food cooperatives and a small organic farm. Her entrepreneurial spirit grew, and decided that what she wanted more than anything was to combine two passions of hers, both of which involved transforming the earth. So she set upon starting a business creating and designing a beautiful line of pottery, as well as growing a little cut flower garden.
Each unique pottery piece goes through a long and thoughtful process. They are hand-made, trimmed, fired in the kiln twice, and decorated with a variety of clay and glazes. Her priority is to create a peaceful and content environment while crafting her pieces, and hopes a little bit of that joy is carried along with them wherever they go.