Clear Creek Pottery is owned and operated by Steve Dalton of Snohomish, WA. Steve designs and produces all of the pottery made. All pieces are thrown on the pottery’s wheel using a high-fired stoneware clay body. The glazes used have been formulated to be durable for everyday use and prepared by Steve.
Steve finds inspiration from the potters of Colonial America where pottery was produced for daily needs around the home and farm, the early 20th century studio pottery revival of the British Isles and the simplicity of Medieval European pottery. Most noted inspiration in Steve’s work comes from Bernard Leach, Michael Cardew and Ray Finch.
Steve learned pottery at Everett Community College in 1992. He tried the course as an elective for his Associate in Fine Arts. His original major was Drawing but quickly changed after that first course.