The Kelly Jo Design Story

Kelly Jo Designs, Inc.

Company History:

In 1990 Kelly Jo and Matt Kuchar started producing ceramics in their Albuquerque, New Mexico home. They would then sell their beautiful, hand-crafted pieces at the Santa Fe flea market on weekends. In 1994 the Kuchars incorporated their business forming Kelly Jo Designs, Inc.; and then moved their home-base business to a free standing production studio.

Now 16 years, three studios, and 16 kilns later, the Kuchars operate their business in a 10,000 square foot, old tortilla factory within the charming village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico.

With a newly-opened retail gallery showroom and a tremendous local following, Kelly Jo Designs has grown into one of the premier ceramic manufacturing studios in the nation.


Kelly Jo Designs creates customized, memorable treasures. We specialize in resort destination and commemorative gifts of distinction. Our mission is to design and handcraft the highest quality and most memorable products in the corporate gift industry.

Our Simple Custom Prototype Process:
  • Choose from over 30 different, functional shapes
  • Send images, colors, logos, ideas or themes directly to our art department: [email protected]
  • Receive virtual images or physical priece within 10 business days.
  • Revisions are included in our art fee (We have 100% customer satisfaction rate!)
Made in the USA:
  • All product is handcrafted in our studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • All production is overseen by one of the nation's leading ceramic production artists.
  • Environmentally friendly glazes.
  • Composed of 50 to 75% recycled/reclaimed clay.
  • Affordable, original, signed art pottery.
Production Process:

All of their brightly colored ceramic pieces are produced entirely on site in their Los Ranchos, New Mexico production studio.

Each of their nineteen stock patterns has been exclusively designed by Kelly Jo herself. Kelly Jo also personally designs all of the totally unique, custom production pieces. These unique custom production runs are limited editions only and have been sold exclusively through the ad specialty industry for the last 11 years.

Kelly Jo and her production staff understand the demands of the corporate buyer. They have developed an outstanding reputation in this industry over the past decade for delivering beautiful, hand–crafted, unique gifts; both on time and correctly packaged and finished.

Each piece is painted completely by hand by one of the Kelly Jo Designs skilled artisans. The piece is then individually signed and can also be sequentially numbered to help illustrate the uniqueness and authenticity of each hand-produced item.

Let Kelly Jo and her staff produce something exclusive for you and your customer.

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