Soap dispensersThis site is here for your enjoyment - to make ordering easy and for you to learn about me, Keith Herklotz, and the pots that I make.

I started making pots in high school, about 1970.  Learning this craft has taken me all over the world, working with many potters, mentors and guides.  I love making pots.  I love making pots that people use every day – affordable, durable, beautiful work. 

I live simply, recycling many things, building beauty out of what others have thrown away.  Even my house could be said to be a reclaimation project. The sun heats my hot water and the show room in Blue Hill, and I have plans to add a wind generator here to help offset the costs of firing my electric kilns.  How wonderful it would be to have a business like this powered entirely from renewable sources.

Please send me an e-mail or call if you have questions.  Living as I do, I often don’t check my e-mail for days at a time, especially if the weather's nice or I’m at a craft fair or off on an adventure like last summer’s participation in the Mongol Rally.

The website is here so that you can see my work and grab an order form.  No crazy web commerce: Just mail your order in with a check or money order and I’ll ship out to you as soon as I can.  Stop by my booth at one of the craft shows or swing by one of my two shops. 

I am honored that so many people have become friends just through the quiet acquisition of these pots over time.  Thanks for visiting here.  Please take your time and poke around a bit, look things over, and download an order form.


Keith Herklotz
Down to Earth Pottery
12 Main Street
Franklin, ME 

PO Box 39
Franklin, ME 04634