A Pottery Shop Just Across the Tracks

Amid the global companies and leading technology brands based in Emeryville, an artisan manufacturer has set up a studio.

Jered’s Pottery was founded by master potter Jered Nelson in 2010 and produces hand-crafted dinnerware and other ceramics for internationally renowned chefs and for retail purchase. Jered’s work graces the tables of such restaurants as Michael Mina, Coi and Alta to name a few.

The ceramicist and his business and life partner Sarah Kobrinsky, are no strangers to Emeryville. Two years ago, the couple was living in the City when Sarah became Emeryville’s “poet laureate.”

Jered’s studio on Horton Street houses his full operation, with a boutique shop in the front lined with Jered’s “California pottery.” The name refers to the clay mixture or clay recipe created by Jered. He sources his clay as much as possible from local materials.

Jered’s Pottery shop maintains regular hours, Monday through Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 12-6pm. Visitors can peruse and purchase the sought-after ceramics, and products are available through the business’s website.

Sarah and Jered also host occasional workshops and events open to the public. Last winter, Jered’s Pottery hosted “Unchained Melody: Intro to Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel for Couples.”

Stop by the studio/shop at 5743a Horton Street and get to know the work of a local craftsperson, right in our backyard.