Our Story

About Us

Welcome to Donovan Pottery, a growing handmade pottery business located in Greenville, SC. We create unique and meaningful pottery pieces for story-driven individuals, reminding them that they are the heroes of their own stories. Our core values are collaboration, craftsmanship, and community.

Our Story

Donovan Pottery began in 2015 when our founder, Will Donovan, started learning the craft and selling small collections to individuals. Over the years, we have grown exponentially, throwing thousands of pots annually and shipping them across the world. We have had the privilege to collaborate with Michelin-star restaurants, world-shaping artists, local governments, major corporations, and individual collectors worldwide.

Meet the Team

Our small but dedicated team consists of:

Will Donovan: Founder, Visionary, and Do-it-all Potter

Lindsay Donovan: Support System, Feedback Giver, and Product Tester

Beth Rish: Studio Manager

Sam McElveen: Creative Operations Coordinator


Our Craftsmanship

We believe there is magic in clay that connects with humans on a visceral level, unlike any other medium. Our process involves wheel throwing ceramics, ensuring that everything we sell is handmade. We carefully select the finest clays and glaze ingredients and continually refine our processes to maximize efficiency and hone our level of craftsmanship.

Sustainability Commitment

At Donovan Pottery, we are committed to sustainability. We source our clays from local suppliers, recycle all our clays, and produce products designed to last a lifetime. Our pieces not only enrich the lives of our customers but also help protect our planet.

Community Involvement

We are deeply involved in our local community and dedicated to creating space for anyone who wants to experience the joy of working with clay. We participate in local farmers' markets, sponsor local theater and fine arts centers, and engage with our local fine arts scene, fostering creativity and connection in our community.


Our customers say it best: "Will's pottery is outstanding! The quality of Donovan Pottery's work is unmatched. I have gotten a few mugs from him, as well as an oil dispenser, and they are all my favorites. I loved them so much I went back for more to get for Christmas gifts and am going back for even more! I will be a customer of Donovan Pottery for life! Greenville is lucky to have such a wonderful potter." - Satisfied Customer

Join Our Story

Experience years of dedication to craft and community for yourself by purchasing a pot from Donovan Pottery. Browse our collection, get in touch with us, or follow our journey on social media. We invite you to become part of our story and bring the magic of handmade pottery into your life.