John Sims, the owner of Sun Valley Pottery, started his ceramic career while attending California State College in 1976. After graduating college, he participated in an apprenticeship program for several years at Earth Products Pottery in Reading, PA. He is currently working at the Earthworks Pottery Studio located in the National Transit Building Annex in Oil City, PA. He has continued to expand his knowledge in ceramics by attending classes at Clarion State College and at the Chautauqua Institute. His preferred medium is functional hand thrown stoneware and porcelain pottery. He utilizes glazing techniques found in high fire oxidation and reduction, salt, raku, electric and wood fired kilns. He has exhibited works at several shows in Oil City, Franklin and Clarion, earning several awards. He loves on a 50-acre farm in Venus, PA with his wife Peg of 32+ years and they have two grown children.


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Grenade Mug
Title: Grenade Mug
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery
Price: $20.00
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Wood Fired Porcelain Bowl
Title: Wood Fired Porcelain Bowl
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery
Price: $25.00
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Oil City 150 Pie Plate
Title: Oil City 150 Pie Plate
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery - 10"dia - Limited Edition
Price: $60.00
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Toilet Brush Holder
Title: Toilet Brush Holder
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery 10"H
Price: $35.00
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Chicken Steamer
Title: Chicken Steamer
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery - 10"dia
Price: $35.00
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Tri Color Vase
Title: Tri Color Vase
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery
Price: $24.00
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Tri Color Pitcher
Title: Tri Color Pitcher
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery
Price: $27.00
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Sponge Holder
Title: Sponge Holder
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery
Price: $12.00
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Assorted Mugs
Title: Assorted Mugs
Artist: John Sims
Description: Stoneware Pottery
Price: $15.00
Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.
Grenade Mug

Title: Grenade Mug

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery

Price: $20.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Wood Fired Porcelain Bowl

Title: Wood Fired Porcelain Bowl

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery

Price: $25.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Oil City 150 Pie Plate

Title: Oil City 150 Pie Plate

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery - 10"dia - Limited Edition

Price: $60.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Toilet Brush Holder

Title: Toilet Brush Holder

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery 10"H

Price: $35.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Chicken Steamer

Title: Chicken Steamer

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery - 10"dia

Price: $35.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Tri Color Vase

Title: Tri Color Vase

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery

Price: $24.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Tri Color Pitcher

Title: Tri Color Pitcher

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery

Price: $27.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Sponge Holder

Title: Sponge Holder

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery

Price: $12.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Assorted Mugs

Title: Assorted Mugs

Artist: John Sims

Description: Stoneware Pottery

Price: $15.00

Email taggocac@gmail.com to arrange purchase.