Oxide Pottery is located in historic downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. With our studio located in the back rooms, we have a rotating stock of handmade functional pottery. Three potters are represented: Joe Monk, Chatham Monk, and Justin Rice. We produce a varied selection of handbuilt and wheel thrown ceramics and use lead free glazes that are dishwasher and microwave safe. Oxide Pottery is now represented in several galleries across the nation. At our shop we also carry other fine crafts like wooden utensils, letterpress cards, and jewelry.

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While obtaining a Drawing degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Chatham Monk enjoyed working with varied media including ink, paint, charcoal, fabric and clay. After moving back to Virginia, she began working with paper patterns in her handbuilt functional and decorative handbuilt forms. You can now find Chatham behind the counter or in the studio developing new patterns and forms at Oxide Pottery. 


Justin Rice earned his BFA degree in Drawing/Printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005. After relocating to Richmond, Virginia- he began to hone the craft of throwing clay on the potters wheel. In 2009 he made the migration up the James River to Lynchburg with the opening of Oxide. Justin continues to create and show drawings and prints as well as produce functional pottery for the shop. 


Joe Monk has been making pottery for 48 years. He received his MFA from Ohio University. Joe has exhibited artwork in many regional and national shows and craft fairs. He has also taught ceramics and sculpture for many years at Sweet Briar College in Amherst, Virginia. Joe Monk is a collector of the handmade object and is proud to offer Lynchburg a venue highlighting this passion. 

Come see us at the shop:

1337 Main Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504

Tuesday - Saturday 10-6

STUDIO SHOTS: by Rachel Jonas