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Tom Radca, Ceramic Artist

Tom Radca

Ceramic Artist

For years, Tom Radca's pottery designs have been treasured for their marvelous depth of color and lusterous highlights. Expertly handcrafted in the artisan's rural Ohio barn studio, Radca's trademark large scale designs feature 36" diameter plates and vessels measuring up to 60" in height.

Beginning at the potter's wheel, Radca often works with as much as 50 pounds of clay. The warmth and splendor of Radca's pieces are attributed to his carefully developed firing process. Color and effects result from controlling the temperature of firing and by introducing combustible materials to the kiln environment near the end of the firing process - a process he calls "Painting with Fire."

After the pots are fired and allowed to cool, Radca applies muratic acid that eats away at carbon buildup and exposes the color underneath. It took years of exploration for Radca to perfect this technique, as well as his unique firing process.

Newest Work


Contemporary Fireplace Clad in Radca Tiles

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Mercy Medical Center Tile Installation
Mercy Medical Center ICU

Tom's largest commissioned installation

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Rustic Kitchen Tile Installation

backsplash tile

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Full Installation Gallery →


Double Sided Disc Art named Best in Category at Boston Mills Art Fest

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Radca Ranch Lodge now open for group stays!

Stay in our rustic lodge in the hills

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July 4th Weekend at Radca Ranch

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Radca Ceramics Studio Open House

June 24-27 & July 1-4, 10am-6pm

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Independent Study with a Master Potter

Study Ceramics in a Peaceful, Nurturing Atmosphere

Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Appalachia and located near the Amish village of Peoli in southern Tuscarawas Couty Ohio, the Radca Ranch School of Ceramics offers you a place of learning, relaxation and personal growth.

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" he has the ability to facilitate your desire to explore and push you to new limits"

Read Full Quote → Joseph Staron
Vail , Colorado
" Never in my wildest dreams could I feel so comfortable splashing slip and glazing."

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Gurnee , Illinois
" Tom’s goals are set to make things better for everyone"

Read Full Quote → Kiki Delancy
" This was certainly the best ceramic workshop I have experienced. "

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