Brad Sondahl Pottery
Brad Sondahl pottery, by Bill Carsrud
(Photo by Bill Carsrud, 2010)

Since 1975, I've been producing quality handthrown stoneware pottery professionally.
The pottery is leadfree, and produced in my studio/sales outlet  in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

(Click on the photo if you want to see what it looked like in 2001)

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All of my pottery is designed to functional and affordable.

I have written many articles for Ceramics Monthly magazine, Pottery Making Illustrated Magazine, and the Journal of the American Art Pottery Association.  To see the collected articles, follow this link.

Years ago I gave my favorite living author a bowl or two:  Here's what Daniel Pinkwater emailed me in Oct. 2020:

"We use our Sondahl bowls all the time, and every time we use them we're
aware of their beauty and utility, and the undefineable
thing...friendliness, spiritual aliveness?"

So where can I get Sondahl Pottery?

At my pottery shop in downtown Spirit Lake, Idaho, all year around.  My shop is within 40 miles of Coeur D'Alene,  Blanchard, Rathdrum, Athol, Newport, Sandpoint, and Spokane.  Also they are available  at  The Hippie Store in Ponderay and The CDA Shop in the Shops by the resort in Coeur D'Alene Idaho.  

Want to see some pots for sale?
Visit my sales website by following this link...

Other biographical data: Early Years: Brookings, South Dakota. High School-- Ames, Iowa 1971 (National Merit Scholar). College: St. Olaf Paracollege 1975 (premarried name Brad Hvistendahl) . Two years apprenticeship with Chris Holmquist and Steve Guntner. Married to  Althea Sondahl (sons Forrest and Birrion, daughter Rose died 1995). Had studios in Dennison, Minnesota (with Kirby Kallas-Lewis): Chelan, Washington; and Nezperce, Idaho, as well as in Spirit Lake, Idaho since 1982. Hosted folk radio programs on WCAL-FM, Northfield MN 1974-8. Worked as itinerant librarian in a few places along the way...