Welcomes you to Pots by Luke
Luke Metz is a ceramic artist and potter, He currently lives in Sedona, Arizona with his wife and Roshi, his cat. He was involved with ceramics and pottery for a number of years in the 1970s as a hobby and returned to the medium in 2010 as a full-time artist. For more information on the artist see his bio. Or visit Luke’s RedRockRaku.com to view periodic updates about his studio.
This site is devoted to the high fire decorative and functional pottery by Luke Metz. Cone 5 and Cone 10 (these are temperature/heat designations for firing) pottery are shown on this site. Some of the pottery is oxidation fired and some reduction (reduced oxygen) fired. Soda fired pieces (these are fired to cone 10) can be seen on Luke’s alternative-fire website.
The banner image is a close-up detail of a textured slab ceramic platter by Luke Metz.
The image at the top of this post shows examples of Leopard Spot Shino glaze done by Luke Metz.
For Raku, Other Alternative-firings, and
Luke Metz also does various types of alternative firing including raku, naked raku, saggar and pit-fire (these are all low-fire techniques). He started doing raku and saggar pottery in 2010. Both his high-fire and alternative fire ceramic art have been very popular. As a potter, he makes food-safe functional ware. Please go to Luke’s companion site, To see news items and Luke Metz’s alternative fire art please visit RedRockRaku.com. For technical info visit his blog. Included on the Red Rock Raku site is a high fire technique called soda firing.
Luke Metz loves the three-dimensional quality of pottery and ceramics. He loves intermingling the whimsical, earthy and spontaneous with more classical approaches. Working with clay provides an extremely tactile experience and Luke wants his art to be touched. “Clay is of the earth and has had artistic and utilitarian applications for thousands of years…” Luke considers himself both a potter and a ceramic artist.
In addition to pottery and ceramics, Luke Metz enjoys the wonderful hiking that Sedona, Arizona offers. Pottery for him is a process of love and self-expression in which he loses himself – he thinks of it as a form of meditation.
Luke Metz participates as a volunteer in various Sedona events including the Sedona International Film Festival.
Purchase Pottery by Luke Metz
Each of my ceramic pieces is unique and this makes it difficult to maintain an online inventory. Pieces are sold and inventory is rotated in my galleries.
However, if I have an idea of what you want, I can send photos and prices and I can accept payment by credit card. I package my ware very carefully and have not had a problem with breakage. Feel free to contact me. Please provide your zip code so I can calculate shipping costs. My prices are competitive – an example of pricing is to the right.
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Pots By Luke
“I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One.”
Written by Ram Dass in describing the meaning of namaste