The Clay Pigeon offers unique handmade pottery traditional to the historic potter's art. Tom Forte has been making hand thrown ceramic pottery for more than 45 years in the Denver area. Creating functional and collectible pottery has been Tom's passion. Unique, one-of-a-kind works of art are crafted using the potter's wheel, slab rollers, and extruders. The clay used in each piece varies from coarse-grained stoneware to fine delicate porcelain. He uses clay native to the Colorado region and fires in one of two large kilns he has constructed in the kiln yard at the rear of his studio. One of the kilns is fired with natural gas, the other is fired with wood and hand stoked continually for approximately 24 hours.