3 Birds Mercantile

Wood-Fired and Gas Soda-Fired Functional Ceramics and Decor


3 Birds Mercantile, owned by Bev and Bruce Wasserman, carries local and regional artists’ work, including indigenous artists, and also presents a curated selection of home decor items.

3 Birds Mercantile’s ceramics reflect their natural beauty through the process of earth-based Shino glazes and wood and soda-ash self-glazing that occurs in the firing process. Bruce, 3 Birds’ primary potter, crafts his ceramics with the intent that they are functional and enjoyable to use. He loves sharing his ceramics and other creations with the public.

Bruce trained under several wood-fire potters, including workshops with Japanese National Living Treasure potter Takashi Nakazato. In addition to ceramics, Bruce also works in leather, iron, and wood. Bruce is a Renaissance man who has published several books and worked as a blacksmith, general practice dentist, literary critic, and truck driver. 

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