Artists of the Methow Valley and beyond

Jim Neupert

Neupert's Fine Pottery

  • 509 429-9475
  • jimneupert[at]
  • Website
92 Lower Beaver Creek Rd.
Twisp, WA 98856


  • Clay
  • Methow Arts Education Residency
  • Sculpture

About The Artist

Neupert’s motifs mirror his natural surroundings. Horses with manes tossed in the wind on a background of variegated blue sky, or the quail running across the grass on a green background. His designs also hint at the influence of his art training in Japan.

All of his functional products are made of fine clay, hand thrown and decorated with lead-free glazes. Each functional piece is microwave and dishwasher safe.

He also makes art pieces using the “Raku” process. These pieces use leaves gathered from his property to help create the images. Then he uses underglazes and copper glazes to help highlight the shape and leaf impressions. The firing is done quickly so that the glaze can be manipulated while it is molten to help give flashes of color and luster. Each piece is very individual, and is meant to be enjoyed purely as an art piece. They are fragile and don’t hold water.

Neupert’s works have been displayed at the Washington State Capital as well as several museums. His training is extensive. He has a Master’s Degree in Art, studied in Japan under master potter Takeo Sudo, and has worked with internationally recognized Italian artist Nino Caruso on public art pieces.