My story

Purring Pottery

 Hi, my name is Heather Abel and I have been throwing clay and teaching others how since 1995. Purring Pottery began in my small apartment kitchen/studio. My kitty, Mischief, was completely intrigued with the spinning disc that threw wet mud everywhere. My living space became a clay paw print and the vessels I created were paw and fur stamped, texture in her eyes.


Since then, several moves, more kittys and kitchen/studios, I finally have my studio space located in Colchester, CT. I bless all my clay with healing energies through Reiki, good vibes in all my pieces. My pottery is wheel thrown combined with some hand-building and all glazes are non-toxic, lead free, microwave and dishwasher safe. I sell my pottery at local events and fairs. I do miss the random paw prints!