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About Us

Tony Holman and Debbie Dusek Holman opened Holman Pottery in 1989.  In July 1998, the Holman's purchased an 1890 Victorian home (now commercial property) to house their studio and gallery.

Tony, Master Potter, is responsible for design, throwing, and decorating the pottery.  He started his pottery skills in 1978 at Indiana University and fine tuned them in 1980 at Bloomington Pottery.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Indiana University in 1982 and a Master of  Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas in 1986.  Debbie handles the business and marketing operation.  In addition, she helps with some steps of pottery production and design.  She received two Bachelor of Business degrees from Texas A&M in 1985. Their daughter, Maggie, helps with sales and marketing. She graduated in 2014 from Texas A&M with her Bachelors degree and 2017 from TCU with her Masters degree.


Tony at work

About the Pottery

Tony throws most of the pots on a potter's wheel.  Others are slab constructed and altered.  When the pots become leather-hard (halfway between wet and dry) handles are added and each piece is signed.  Upon becoming completely dry, the pottery is loaded into a gas kiln.  These pots are then fired to a temperature of 1830 degrees Fahrenheit.  Upon unloading the kiln, they are glazed and some are decorated with colored clays (slips) and oxides.  They are then fired a second time to a temperature of 2336 degrees Fahrenheit.  These extreme temperatures ensure the durability of the pottery.

The shapes of Tony's vessels are functional but can simply be decorative.  Because Holman Pottery is hand crafted, no two are exactly alike.  Therefore, the variations of color, texture and shape lend to the artistic nature of this pottery and should by no means be considered defective.

Holman Pottery is sold and collected both nationally and internationally in specialty gift stores, museum stores, and galleries.


Where are We?

We are conventiently located just off US 75 (Central Expressway) in the Historic Haggard Park Neighborhood in Plano Texas.  Please call us for directions at 972-424-9982.

We are open MOST Monday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



House in snow

Yes, it does snow in Plano!



Tony on Treadle