Steve Ittel is a former PhD research chemist who
worked in DuPont’s Central Research Department.
Chemistry was his creative outlet until his retirement in
He had been doing bonsai since about 1990 and
more recently, has worked at Longwood Gardens as a
volunteer curator. After retirement, he started taking
classes in pottery with the objective of making pots for
his bonsai hobby.
He has become accomplished at hand-building pots
and has turned out hundreds of pots which circulate in
the mid-Atlantic region. His pot-making is limited to
one 10 week session at the start of each year when the
demands of his bonsai collection are at a minimum.
Access to a well-stocked studio with both electric and
gas-fired kilns and an array of tools and glazes has
broadened his skills.
Initially, Steve was careful to maintain his amateur
status, giving away rather than selling most of his
works, but he is now offering them outside the
Delaware area. He hopes you enjoy his works.
Steve also has a substantial collection of pots by
well-known ceramists. These pots are now being
offered for sale through this site. The process will be