Jack Boyle has been creating unique functional stoneware and decorative pottery at his studio, the San Antonio Pottery since 1977. Located in the small, central Florida town of San Antonio, it is one of the oldest, continuous working potteries in the state.
All of Jack’s work is individually hand thrown on a wheel and fired in a gas kiln to approx. 2400 degrees. His pieces are highly sought after, as they are not only beautifully crafted, but are also safe for cooking and food consumption. There are no toxins or leads used in the richly, colored glazes and the pottery is safe for the dishwasher, microwave and conventional oven.
After participating in juried art festivals for nearly 4 decades, Jack now works only from his pottery studio. Custom pieces and walk in patrons are encouraged; demonstrations and pottery classes are available.
Boyle, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, earned his Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. After graduating from USF, he and his wife, Deborah settled in San Antonio, where they raised their three children.
“While at the University, I explored many different aspects of art, one of them was Ceramics. It rekindled the experience from my childhood of visiting my Uncle Al Powers at Jugtown Pottery in Seagrove, NC. From the first time I felt a lump of clay in my hands, spinning on the potter’s wheel, I was struck immediately with the passion to create with clay. That passion has become my life’s work, the intriguing merging of form and function, ancient craft and modern need to be part of the earth, and to preserve and share this passion with others. Please feel free to visit me at my studio.”