Terence F. Tessem started making pottery in 1969 and never stopped. A prolific production potter, his stoneware pottery is a staple in many homes in the mid-Atlantic region, and beyond. For many years, Tessem Stoneware was a fixture at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival series as well as other art shows in the region.

While the bulk of Mr. Tessem’s pottery is functional stoneware, ranging from teapots and casseroles, to full sets of dinnerware and drinking vessels, he is also an accomplished raku potter, produces porcelain and wood-fired pots, and more recently, crystalline pottery.

The Tessem Stoneware booth has been part of the Maryland Renaissance Festival since 1986, but sadly the Covid-19 pandemic has cancelled the festival for 2020. To that end, we are pleased to offer a hand-picked selection of Tessem Stoneware available for purchase online for the first time.