Ceramic artist Samantha Decker-Hoppen creates sacred vessels for everyday rituals. In a world full of disposable objects, be grounded in a handmade mug or amused by a whimsical bowl. Handcrafted to hold your tasty treats and savor the moment.

Pouring Plaster Molds


Pouring plaster to create a new mold is an exciting time for me. The process from idea to final product is a test of patience and precision. I have been hand making little turtle charms for over 10 years and finally took the time to create a 3D version of…

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Playing with stamps

I was inspired by Jill Gerlach’s rolling stamps workshop this past spring and made a bunch of new stamps… and once I was done making the stamps I had to try them out…so much fun creating designs and stories. Ornaments are $12 each and the catch-all bowls (3.5 in wide…

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The I’s have it

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Thinking about how we perceive the world around us thru our personal experiences.  When we can shift the focus from what we are seeing to who is seeing, a whole new reality emerges.  I took this thought into the studio and played with the concept of eye bowls as containers…

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Ocean Life

These are examples of my Ocean Life designs that capture the essence of the sea and its inhabitants. These mugs and bowls make great Florida gifts!

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Scholarship Fund & Community Outreach

Every week Samantha invites up to 5 kids and 2 mentors from the Keys Children’s Shelter into Morada Way Clay’s studio for a few hours of creative play.  Sometimes we get muddy on the potter’s wheel, or we roll out slabs, or glaze a piece of bisque.  We often groove…

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this week in the studio…

  Loving my time in the studio, here are some of the latest creations to pass through my hands… This teapot was a blast to make and i hope to get back on the wheel soon to make more.  The fish mugs are the logo for Morada Way Arts and…

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New Ceramic Art Work

  Here is a sampling of some new pieces fresh from the kiln, these are cone 6 stoneware inlay with colored slips.  The “Dance of Life” is a design I have been developing over the years.  The dancers represent positive energy flowing through us, celebrating the joy of being alive.…

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