Meet Blue Spruce Pottery

Michael and Michele Gwinup established Blue Spruce Pottery in Bend Oregon after moving there in 1976. It is a family owned and operated business run with the Gwinup's daughter and son in law, Melissa and Patrick Woodman.  

We have always worked together as a team. We feel so fortunate to have Melissa and Patrick as our partners in Blue Spruce Pottery.  They bring new energy and new ideas to help us grow into the future"

All of Blue Spruce Pottery's pots are made on a potter's wheel or hand built from slabs of clay. The clay and glazes are made using special formulas that have been developed over the past 42 years. All of our stoneware pottery is lead-free, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.

Living in the High Desert of Central Oregon has brought the beauty of that landscape into their work. The Gwinup Family feels very fortunate to live in such a place and to be able to make a living doing what they love.

We like working with people who have a love for handmade pottery. We hope that the pots that you see on these pages connect with you in some way. A lot of care is put into each piece of our handmade pottery. Every piece is made one at a time and is unique.  We hope that our art brings enjoyment and happiness to your home.


“Every piece of pottery is a special event in space and time. It is as unique as the hour and minute it was made. The potter, with his gentle touch, forms and moves the clay to please his hand and eye. Every pot is a spontaneous expression of the potter, as personal as his handwriting. When you hold a pot in your hands, when you feel the finger ridges and surface textures, you are feeling the hands – the touch of the potter.”       anonymous