JT Pottery

Wheel-Thrown      Hand-Sculpted      Lead-Free




Jerry Rossé

    We are a third generation pottery, beginning with Maggie’s maternal grandfather, a one time executive in New York City, Jerry Rossé who relinquished an accounting position to pursue pottery and ceramic artistry in Greenwich Village NY.


More of Jerry's work.

    Maggie’s mother, Jay Telfer returned to the potter’s wheel in the early nineteen sixties and continued to throw and create until her tragic death in 2005. First in business with her husband, Thomas Telfer as “JT Originals” and after his death as simply “JTPottery”.

    This is jtpottery stoneware in quality, clay and glazes.

Jay Telfer

Jay Telfer


Here, this simple pot of yours

Made in the Tennessee hills

From earth and flowers

A piece of beauty still


I’ve filled it full of laughter

And some songs for you

So you’ll greet each day

With joy and happiness to!



    Maggie joined the pottery in 1976 after graduating high school, and except for a few years hiatus has been potting ever since. Thanks to her mother (Jay’s) excellent training she is a master potter who, like her mother and her grandfather before her, feels that pottery should be functional as well as beautiful. Although Maggie never mastered the art of sketching, drawing and painting on paper as Jay did, she is an accomplished sculptor in the medium of clay and both wheel-thrown, slab and hand-work.

Maggie & Jay respectively

    Jeff, Maggie’s husband, is an accomplished potter and sculptor as well. He shares her ideals when it comes to the pottery, mainly that all ware can and should be useful but that each piece should also be a work of art. Each pottery item should have clean lines, no sharp edges and absolutely nothing except the highest quality in clay, glazes and workmanship.

old shop

Pictured is the old shop 1978-2006 

    Jeff took to potting naturally and in just a short time started producing quality pieces like the ones you see here today. At JTPottery inc. we mix our own red stoneware using three clays, predominantly using clay from Lizella GA . 

Ketner's Mill

    Jeff mixes our own glazes with formulas created especially for JTPottery by Maggie and her mother. They are made up of rare earths and metal oxides such as black copper, cobalt and red iron to name a few.  Then the pot with glaze on it is fired in the kiln to around 2195 degrees.

    Color, texture and design are a potter’s signature. All our designs are patterns taken from nature. Inspired by the things we see on our small farm in Tennessee.  All ware produced by our pottery studio is food and drink safe, as well as dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.


    Jeff and Maggie are continuing the JT Pottery business of bringing you quality pottery with the same (and more) wonderful designs, with beautiful handmade glazes and ware. Always, we continue to grow as well as keeping the traditional designs available for you. 

 4 pottery dinner plates in the spider design with a blue glaze

You will find our quality work here

under the URL of “www.JTPotteryUSA.com

Thank you ~ Jeff and Maggie

P.S. We are now incorporated.

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When I leave this world

And I surely will

Some part of me shall remain

And be with you still


Sit under the Spruce and Pine

Each once a baby Christmas tree

Growing sturdily each year

Tall and strong for all to see


Sip your tea slowly

The mug is from my hand

Remember when I sold them

At the pottery stand


Then wrap yourself snugly

In a blanket soft and warm

Close your eyes and listen

For the truth is in my song


In the distant future

On this earth we’ll meet

Finding true connection

Our circle of love complete     


Take a look at our gallery

I must sing a song

To a world not believing

Where we have gone wrong

For all the earth is grieving


We’ve ravished the land

Polluted where we live

There is nothing in my hand

I must find a gift to give


I would take the earth

And make a vessel grand

For I would give back

A gift to please the land


Yes, I’ll make a simple pot

To help our tale unfold

Please use it carefully

For it will hold my soul


Clay and the Bible

    Isaiah 41: 25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.

    Isaiah 29:16 Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “ He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “ He has no understanding”?

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