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WYOMING FIRST: Dowd House Studios


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This week we are featuring:  Dowd House Studios of Alpine, WY

Jenny & Sam Dowd  Dowd House Studios  PO Box 3831  Alpine, WY 83128    Near the Idaho/Wyoming Border off Hwy 89 south of Jackson

Phone:  307-413-4460



Jenny & Sam Dowd met as students at Kansas State University in the ceramics studio. They traded phone numbers written in pieces of clay.  They both have always been drawn to working with their hands, and each had experiences with clay as children, which stuck with them.  As they moved around the country they always set up some sort of studio, but Alpine, Wyoming is the first place the Dowd’s studio in their home feels permanent.

Dowd House Studios is known for their utilitarian pottery.  They like to make pottery that can be used every day but also for special occasions.  Sam carves or brushes animals onto his pieces which can be very whimsical and, of course, one of a kind. From the fish of the region to dinosaurs, birds and deep-sea fish, they strive to create a piece of art in each of their pots, hoping that the customer will enjoy the experience as much as the Dowds did making the pieces.

The Dowds welcome custom orders and commission of projects.  They enjoy projects that can be personalized for their customers.  Jenny and Sam work with a few Jackson hotels. They created water pitchers for the Wort Hotel and the Four Seasons in Teton Village, as examples.

You can find Dowd House Studio pieces in Jackson at the Wort Mercantile; in Alpine at the Mountain View Natural Market and the Raven Lunatic’s Art Gallery.  You can also visit their studio and the best way to contact them is by email.  Prices start at $12.  Other places to find the Dowd’s work is on a recently created Etsy site and on Facebook; links for both are on their website.


OUR SISTER PUBLICATIONS:  Wyoming Weddings Wyovore WYO  XY The Wyoming Woman