A signature feature of Macadoo Pottery is the “fairy dust” explosion that decorates each piece with a celestial burst of vibrancy. Patrick McDermott’s early connection to clay couldn’t be much more different. He first learned to love the feel of clay from the creek and riverbanks around his childhood home in Ormond Beach, Florida. In college, he minored in Art but majored in Chemistry, and those two fields were ideally aligned to set him on his current path.
Today, Patrick creates his line of work from his basement studio in Leicester. The “fairy dust” explosions are a result of a concentrated dry glaze. Patrick feels that the abstract individuality of each piece “allows the viewer to be a part of the piece.” This style has evolved over the decades that Patrick has been working with clay, whether throwing, selling, or hand-building.
Visitors to Macadoo Pottery can see a studio space evolved to its optimum functionality. Multiple workstations and visual displays of how the “fairy dust” process is mixed allow visitors a window into the process. Work available for purchase includes pendant lights, platters, solar globes, pitchers, mugs, and more.
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