Scarlettwares Launches Signature Ceramics on


Scarlett Pons, co-owner of PONSHOP Studio (Fredericksburg, Virginia) and owner of Scarlettwares, a ceramic design company, has recently launched a line of signature kitchen items on

For the past year, Scarlett has been collaborating with Edward Weiner of Maryland China Co. based out of Reisterstown, Maryland to bring three of her exclusive ceramic designs into production to sell on a larger commercial platform. The process began with sending a sample and drawings of each piece to Maryland China Co. who then selected an appropriate ceramic manufacturer in Asia with the right expertise to make the item out of stoneware clay.


The three designs that Scarlett launched are the Single Sponge Holder, Double Sponge Holder and the Sponge and Brush Holder. It took several sample trials and many months to perfect the items. Each piece is a beautifully crafted ceramic form made from a white stoneware clay body and finished with a clear glaze, giving each sponge holder a clean and contemporary look. The sponge holders are a definitive kitchen must have - not only thoughtfully designed by a local artist, but functional as well.  Her first order arrived in Fredericksburg this summer and she officially launched on on August 22.


Scarlett Pons has worked as a professional potter in Fredericksburg for the past thirteen years, growing her ceramic business out of her and her husband’s store, PONSHOP Studio, in downtown Fredericksburg. She has also been marketing her handmade ceramics online for the past eight years via her Etsy Shop. The popularity of her handmade sponge holders inspired her to take them to a production level.


Launching on Amazon as an artist and designer with a private label item is a big step and challenge for this local business owner. The success of an item is dependent on those early sales and reviews. It takes a minimum of five reviews of each item to begin to break through the Amazon “ice” and local hometown support is a big help in launching these products.

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2016 Holiday Hangover Party

Opening Reception:  Friday, January 8, 6-10pm

Exhibition Dates: January 8–31, 2015

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to announce that our January “First Friday” Event is actually on the second Friday of the month. Why stop the festivities just because the New Year has arrived?  We invite our fans and friends to visit us and enjoy all of our creative offerings.  The gallery will be featuring fine art by Gabriel Pons, Maddie Huddle, and Sarah Lapp with ceramics by co-owner Scarlett Pons.

PONSHOP features over thirty artists locally and nationally creating fine art and ceramics to jewelry, clothing, and accessories. Join us on Friday, January 8 from 6-10pm for a special evening celebrating the creativity of our community.

PONSHOP will be launching three Art Workshops in the New Year with Kid’s Drawing (January 7), PONSHOP Academy (January 12) and Leslie Brier’s Steampunk Jewelry Workshop (January 16.)  View our entire winter class listing online.

Currents: Rappahannock Ceramic Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: September 4-27, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 (6-10pm)

PONSHOP owner Scarlett Pons will be exhibiting a series of custom ceramic plates inspired by “Rappahannock”, the 2014 film by Bayley Sillek.  The film inspired Pons to create artwork that raises awareness of our local river and the wildlife that depend upon it.  Scarlett designed a variety of fish-shaped plates glazed in bold speckled patterns that are both functional and decorative.

Throughout the month of September, and in conjunction with the Rappahannock RiverFest Fundraiser on September 19, the artist will be donating 20% of all ceramic fish plate sales to the Friends of the Rappahannock, a local non-profit dedicated to the health and vitality of the Rappahannock River.

From the Friends of the Rappahannock website:

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) was formed in 1985 as a non-profit, grassroots conservation organization.  We are citizens from all walks of life, whose common goal is to maintain the water quality, living resources, and scenic beauty of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries.  We work with a wide variety of stakeholders, from local governments to elementary students, to educate about the river and to advocate for actions and policies that will protect and restore the values that make the Rappahannock River so special.  Learn more at

Scarlettwares Ceramics: New Work

After a maternity leave of several months, Scarlett returns back to the studio with a whole new collection of ceramic work. In fact, this summer she's been working at home and the studio. Above is a snapshot of Scarlett and Diego's "artist loft" in good ol' Hartwood, VA. By any means necessary...

The Rocket Ship Cookie Jars have landed in the studio. Inspired by our son Diego's love of space and sweets, this is unique vessel is out of this world. approx. 12"x7" $80

The Wind Bowl is by far our most popular wedding gift this year. It can be glazed in a variety of colors.
approx. 14" diam.

Igloo Bud Vases and Votives - A local interior designer has recently commissioned Scarlett for several ceramic pieces to complete her latest project. Sixteen Igloo Bud Vases and Votives in four different sizes adorn a new fireplace mantel. The more the merrier...

For more of Scarlett's work, visit the scarlettwares website or come by our studio at LibertyTown Arts Workshop
916 Liberty Street, downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.

"Mortal Plush" Opening Reception

July 11, 2009: Opening Night at Art Whino's "Mortal Plush: I Am Not Your Toy" show was a lot of fun. Scarlett and I had a chance to meet some of the other participating artists and enjoy an evening out on the town.

Scarlett in front of the gallery early in the evening. Art Whino is located in the National Harbor, Maryland - a few exits north on the local I- 95 after Alexandria, Virginia.

The artist gives a bubble pose with her worm figure tittled "You Used To Love Me" (click images to enlarge)

We met Elizabeth Doherty (Illinois) who made these well-crafted crocheted animals (above and below).

We also met Anne Kirn (Illinois) whose work is above.

Heather Gargon exhibited these fantastic animals (above and below)

Helicopters and Vultures gave a performance during the evening as well....

One of my favorite pieces from the evening came from Jellyface.

The "Mortal Plush" show runs until August 7 - check it out! Art Whino: 173 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland

"Mortal Plush: I Am Not Your Toy" Exhibit

We're pleased to announce that Scarlett will be participating in the "Mortal Plush: I Am Not Your Toy" show at Art Whino this month. "Mortal Plush..." will include original handmade soft-sculpture works submitted by artists worldwide, each attempting to convey the variety of emotions experienced by their human creators. Below is Scarlett's submission, "You Used To Love Me".

The opening reception is Saturday, July 11 from 6-Midnight. Show runs through August 7. Art Whino Gallery, 173 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745. For more about this show, click here.

"You Used To Love Me", Scarlett Suhy-Pons, handmade plush figure, approx. 2" diam x 17" length.

Scarlett's inspiration for this piece stems from her perspective on our environment and how our industrialized civilization continues to poison the earth with its refuse. Her worm figure is derived from a sketch that she's been drawing in her sketchbooks and on various public objects since 1999.

PONSHOP in December

December 14th, 2007. We've recovered from last week's "First Friday" excitement and our studio is now filled to the brim with work. Below are some pics from the studio taken this week as well as some of the new work from Scarlett and I. Visit us at LibertyTown Arts Workshop this month for the Small Works show in the main gallery. I also have paintings on exhibit at Art First Gallery, (824 Caroline Street) this month as part of the Holiday Gala Exhibit.

Scarlett expanded her ceramic fabrications this year to include earrings ($18-$21)These hand-made scarves include ceramic buttons. $32
Back by popular demand, Scarlett has also made dozens of lightweight, elegant snowflake ornaments.$10 "New Nefertiti (mini) #2" by Gabriel Pons, spray paint on wood, 16"x10" $75 "Judith (Before) #2" by Gabriel Pons, spray paint and collage on canvas, 12"x12" $95"Judith (After) #1" by Gabriel Pons, spray paint and collage on canvas, 12"x12" $95

Scarlettwares Website Updates

We are pleased to announce that as Scarlett's Website reaches into its third year, it has been updated and re-designed to keep up with her progressive ceramic work. New pieces at include the Wind Bowl Series, Igloo Bud Vases, and her latest achievement-Ceramic Hanging Birdhouses.
Scarlett also modified her site to include more information about the ceramic classes that she offers as well as birthday parties that she's been throwing at LibertyTown Arts Workshop. In the past months, Scarlett has been offering clay workshops for children who want to have a creative and fun way to celebrate their birthday with friends.

"Wind Bowls" by Scarlett Suhy-Pons come in three different sizes and can be viewed here.

The Lamp Tower Series combines Scarlett's study in light, clay, and architectural form.

To learn more about Scarlett and her ceramics, Click Here. For more information about scarlettwares and the PONSHOP, Click Here. For those in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area (or passing through) be sure to pay us a visit at our studio in LibertyTown Arts Workshop.

PONSHOP and Scarlettwares at Walker Home: February - March 2007

Scarlett's ceramics and several of my paintings are on exhibit at the Walker Home show room (409 William Street, Fredericksburg) for the months of February and March. Here are some pics from the opening reception on Friday, February 2nd. We are excited to participate in this group show along with Adam Desio and others. Walker Home features home furnishings and fine design right here in Fredericksburg, Virginia - so if you're in town, check it out.

Scarlett and friends chillin'
Ceramic vases and square dish/bowl sets by Scarlettwares"Still Life in Hip-Hop #1" acrylic, and spray paint on canvas 30"x30"

PONSHOP & scarlettwares: Holiday Fun

One quarter of the Christmas gifts purchased this year will be electronic and digital gadgetry. So give a gift that's above the status quo and check out what Scarlett and I have to offer at our shop:

Handmade Ceramic snowflakes give the personal touch to any Christmas tree trimming. Scarlett's ornaments, like snowflakes, are special since no two are alike. All pieces are glazed white and include a red ribbon for hanging. Whereas the typical ceramic ornament that you made in grade school bends the branches to the ground, these pieces are sufficienty lightweight and elegant.

Ceramic snowflakes by scarlettwares are $10 each and can be shipped with ease.
If interested in purchasing, contact available in our studio and on display at LibertyTown's main gallery this month are the Medusa (Mini) paintings. These wood pieces are 5.5" x 5.85"x1" and are individually spray painted. The Gorgon Goddess is, according to myth, so hideous that her visage turns viewers to stone. I chose to portray her as a young heretic, sensual and powerful.

These pieces are $25 each (plus shipping) and come with a saw-tooth hanger on the back for display. Availability is on a first come, first served basis so visit the PONSHOP or contact me at Of course, Skateboarding and Art mix together at the PONSHOP. These new shop decks are the sure fire way to get a kid to freak out Christmas Morning. All decks are made from 100% North American Hardrock Maple and come in three different widths: 7.5", 7.75", and 8.0". The PONSHOP "Snake" shop decks are $45 (plus shipping) and come with griptape.