David Roswell

David Roswell is a potter living and making work in Durham, NC. He makes soda-fired functional ceramics.

David’s journey in clay started at a cooperative pottery studio in Oberlin, Ohio. After graduating from college, a research job fortuitously brought him to the Piedmont—the perfect place to delve into ceramics. Soon, his passion for clay took over, and he began an apprenticeship with Rusty Sieck, of Chicken Bridge Pottery. He now makes pots full time in his basement studio in Durham, and fires in a kiln he renovated out at Chicken Bridge in Pittsboro, NC.

David sells his work around the state and across the East Coast at craft sales, in addition to several home and studio sales throughout the year. His work can also be found in several galleries and coffee shops.

David hopes that pottery can help people to reconnect with the makers and materials of their daily objects. He also values pottery’s ability to bring people together in community around the hopeful things in life—food, drink, and art.