Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dirt Kicker Pottery

Cindy Gilliland of Dirt Kicker Pottery makes pottery that can be used every day.   It is functional and in balance with the food that is served within.  She sent me a photo of her Leaf Pool Bowl, glazed with a glossy finish, it is perfect for serving her favorite salad in.

Leaf Pool Bowl

Summer Chicken Salad for Two
by Cindy Gilliland

1/2 head of romaine lettuce
6 large strawberries (quartered)
handful of pine-nuts
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
1 left-over chicken breasts (pulled bit size pieces)

Layer the above and serve cold.  Great with a wedge of warm artisan bread and glass of wine.

Cindy Gilliland of Dirt Kicker Pottery says: 
"Making POtterY is a total joy in my life."

Apple Baker Set

Cindy uses a variety of stoneware and porcelain clays. Her glaze colors are uplifting and interesting. She enjoys adding decorative details to her pottery creations. Every piece of her pottery is unique and full of personality.

Deep Pie Baking Dish
Dirt-Kicker Pottery is Food safe, dishwasher safe, microwave safe and oven safe, unless otherwise disclosed.
Cindy lives and creates her functional pottery in Washoe Valley, Nevada.  She writes a blog filled with pictures of her work and her studio.    

Garlic grater and bread plate set

To see more of Cindy's beautiful work: 
check out her etsy shop
her website
and her Facebook page.


  1. That leaf pool bowl is wonderful.

  2. Cindy, Thank you for being a feature potter and sharing your ideas about how your food and pottery work in tandem! Best to you, Lisa

  3. One of my first and favorite Dirtkicker pieces was the pie dish. It's exciting to see it come out of the oven - not only do my pies taste good, they present BEAUTIFULLY!

  4. beautiful ... thanks for sharing your works with us!


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