Wayne Batchelder Pottery

Meaningful Experiences with Clay & Wood


Stoneware pottery blended with wood objects

I create unique, functional pottery that you can use and enjoy on a daily basis.

I enjoy the process of making nature-inspired pottery, because it teaches me new things about myself.

My current interest is creating pottery and attaching sections of discarded tree branches that I discover during solo walks in the woods. I find the creative aspect of observing what develops from my combination of clay and wood to be peaceful and fulfilling. As I work I am further awakened to both myself and nature. I see my pottery as weaving a story that exudes truths and emotions. The clay is newly formed, but the branches have the honor of reflecting the vibrant life they once had.

My hope is that as you view – and touch – my pottery, you will hear the stories they are so eloquently sharing.

My pottery reflects the beautiful forests that are special to all of us. I cherish walking in the woods as a way to tune into my spirit and allow the trees to hug me! I include images from nature on this website for it is not just about my pottery, but a reflection of my experiences and the wisdom of trees. A lot of my pottery is combined with discarded tree branches because I offer to you a reminder of nature and the important role it has in our lives. I hope you enjoy the pottery and the forests throughout this story.

Art in McKinney Texas

Last Art Gallery
The Cove McKinney
McKinney Performing Arts Center
Art & Music Guild



Places to Purchase my Pottery

Last Art Gallery
Native McKinney
Patina Green
Spice & Tea

Favorite Potteries

Eye of the Dog
The Arthouse
Jump-in-to Art