Peter Wakefield Jackson Guy Wolff Guild of Horticultural Craftsmen

Peter Wakefield Jackson

Handmade garden pottery - Wakefield Studio

Wakefield Studio LLC


Peter's background and training includes a degree in Studio Art from Knox College, and an apprenticeship with Minnesota potter Wayne Branum, specializing in wood-firing, salt glazing and traditional forms. He spent 2 years as a production potter with Rowe Pottery Works, before founding Rockdale Union Stoneware, which became one of the largest makers of custom decorated salt-glazed stoneware in the U.S.

Beginning in 1996, Peter partnered with long time friend Guy Wolff to do the wholesale production of Guy's line for sale to Smith & Hawken and other retailers.  

In 2005, Peter joined Napa Home & Garden as Vice-President for Sales and Product Development.  In this capacity, he works with potters in Honduras, China and Vietnam to develop garden pottery and home accessories.  His many years of experience as a potter, combined with his technical and manufacturing expertise, help Napa bring to market distinctive and high quality wares that are very valuable to retailers and consumers. Recent clients have included, Restoration Hardware, Williams-Sonoma, Target and Smith & Hawken.

Although his time in the studio is very limited, Peter's studio work is inspired by his grounding in traditional pottery, and his admiration and respect for the work of craftsmen throughout the world.

Peter Wakefield Jackson can be contacted at peter@wakefieldstudio.com or peter.wakefield.jackson@gmail.com