About Cook on Clay

Cook on Clay Tablescape

About Cook on Clay Pots

Cook on Clay is committed to creating pottery that is beneficial to both the environment and the people who use it. Our flameproof clay cookware is 100% environmentally safe and non-toxic.

Cook on Clay flameware pots are healthy for you and the earth.

Cook on Clay flameware pots are microwave and dishwasher-safe and extremely easy to clean. Baked-on foods can be removed by simple scrubbing with soap and water — you will be amazed by how easily foods release from our pots’ surfaces. Don’t be afraid to run your Cook on Clay pots through the dishwasher — it is a great way to remove residual oils.

The surfaces of Cook on Clay pots will change through use and over time. This is a natural part of the maturation process, creating a rich patina and history of use.

Loading the kiln at Cook on Clay

About the Cook on Clay Studio

Cook on Clay pottery is 100% designed and handmade in America. Most other high quality cookware sold in America is made by European companies in Asia. Resisting the siren song of foreign manufacturing, Cook on Clay has invested in building a sustainable woman-owned business participating in and contributing to our local community.

The Cook on Clay mission and vision celebrates the importance of the slow food movement, sourcing from local farms and producers, and engaging with international cooking methods and recipes. Continuing a long tradition of American craftsmanship, Cook on Clay melds beauty and utility in every piece to honor the deeply gratifying, universal act of cooking.

At Cook on Clay, we strive to become a model for entrepreneurial artisan manufacturing -- inspiring designers and artists to look towards domestic production and small manufacturers to think creatively about their business models. Ultimately, we believe local values-based American businesses offer greater long-term rewards than can ever be achieved in chasing higher short-term profits by sending manufacturing oversees.

Artisan manufacturers will have a social impact on future artists and craftspeople. The general public will have increased access to well-designed products made locally. Artisans are becoming manufacturers as new technologies allow fine design and excellent quality to be produced in quantity - and not mass-produced. This blend of craftsperson, businessperson, and manufacturer holds the future for small-batch ceramic production.

Education is a core value of Cook on Clay. Beyond educating people about good food, cooking, and ceramic cookware, Cook on Clay is committed to educating the next generation of young women looking to studio arts as a career choice in sustainable business practices and the advantages of expanding their choices of tools to include artisan manufacturing through our Zakin Apprenticeship Program. Read more about this on our Learning Opportunities page. 


About the Cook on Clay Artisans


Robbie Lobell of Cook on Clay
Robbie Lobell, the principal designer at Cook on Clay, is also responsible for quality and technical control of Cook on Clay products. She works in her studio developing new cookware forms for the home cook and collaborating with professional chefs on pots for the culinary arts.

Robbie’s one-of-a-kind work is exhibited in group and solo shows, and sold in galleries and gourmet food shops nationwide. Her pots reside in kitchens, on tables, and in cupboards across the nation. 

Lobell’s work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly magazines, the Lark Books publication 500 Vases, the Krause Publications, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, the Chronicle Books  publication, Ceramics Bible, Schiffer Publication book What Makes a Potter, The Studio Potter journal and several cookbooks dedicated to cooking in clay. She is a member of NCECA, The Artist Trust, The Studio Potter, The American Ceramic Society, American Ceramic Council, and Washington Ceramic Association. 

Lobell was on the faculty at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts for 10 years and serves on the Studio Potter Board of Directors. Robbie teaches classes and workshops in her studio on Whidbey Island, around the country, and beyond. See resumé.


Maryon Attwood of Cook on Clay
Maryon Attwood is the maker of Cook on Clay Platters. She brings over 30 years of experience as a non-profit executive to the business of Cook on Clay, combining her values and passions into this one venture. Maryon has managed environmental and nationally-recognized community arts and cultural organizations with all of their unique complexities. She has created and established major state and regional environmental preservation, farmer training, and arts education programs across the country. Cook on Clay is her first private venture as she continues to develop business and products that serve a community vision.


Maryon’s formal art training includes a classical fine arts education and a B.A. from Monmouth College.  She studied at the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.