Well, we have the famous Ghost scene to help us believe in the romance of the ceramic artist but honestly, I did need that. I married a potter. Sexy stuff.
Here are some wonderful Romance Novels featuring Potters. My lists are never in any particular order.
1. By Design by Madeline Hunter
The moment Rhys saw the stunning young woman selling her exquisitely crafted pottery in the marketplace, he was captivated. But the wealthy freemason would never have guessed that just a few days later, a misunderstanding would land Joan in the town stocks and he would become her unlikely savior. After the grueling ordeal, Rhys tenderly cares for Joan's bruised body—and her bruised pride. Yet he longs to do much more ... to satisfy the fire that sparks between the pair the moment they are alone.
Rhys could not have known that Joan once enjoyed a more privileged life. She'd had no choice but to become an indentured servant, but she is determined to avenge the crimes that ruined her family and destroyed her world. When Rhys meets with her employer to buy pottery—and buys her instead —Joan is furious. She vows to resist falling under the spell of the handsome, imposing Rhys. But she finds that her resolve quickly softens when tempted by Rhys's powerful charms—and she can only hope to find a way to avoid surrendering to her potent desire....
2. Keep Me Forever by Rosemary Laurey
Antonia Stonewright isn't about to change her views on love. A sexy mortal companion is fine every now and then, but a soul mate? A partner for life? Please. She was burned once, and hundreds of years haven't healed the wounds. But reclusive potter Michael Langton is. . .different. His gorgeous wares are perfect for her new art gallery--and his gorgeous body is perfect for her. She can't get enough of his toned muscles or his amazing, dark eyes. Their nights together make them both purr with pleasure--except in Michael's case, purring comes naturally. So much for finding a regular boyfriend. Antonia has a truly sexy beast on her hands. . .
3. Marriage, Outlaw Style by Cindy Gerard
FROM CLASSROOM RIVALS…
Was Maddie Brannigan out of her cotton-pickin' mind? Waking up next to her sworn enemy, of all things. Sure, Clay James was the sexiest hunk in Jackson Hole. Sure, the rugged businessman came to her rescue. But Maddie had fought enough childhood battles to know better. Or did she?
…TO BEDROOM BUDDIES
Clay wondered what had come over him! Saving this exasperating, irresistible damsel in distress got him into a whole heap of trouble—the 6 lb, 12 oz kind. But one look into this mesmerizing mother-to-be's big brown eyes and he knew his marriage proposal was more than a matter of duty. Now he just was to convince Maddie to say "I do."
4. Abilgail's Story by Ann Burton
Abigail has a brief starring role in the Old Testament as the shrewd intercessor for peace between David and Abigail's miserly husband, Nabal. Conveniently, Nabal drops dead, and David takes Abigail for his wife. We don't know much about Abigail's reaction when Bathsheba started taking baths on rooftops. But Burton fills in the gaps of Abigail's childhood, portraying her as a clever, modest young woman who was raised in poverty and forced to marry the repulsive Nabal because of her brother's gambling debts. She's likable and believable, and Burton brings the ancient setting to life at least as well as Anita Diamant in The Red Tent (1997), though without Diamant's sensuality and fierce feminism. This is the first in a series on biblical women.
Kevin Vacarro just found out he was a father to a five-month-old! He’d fought to overcome his troubled past, but it was nothing compared to the battle he was about to wage for his child’s future.
Julianne McCabe had no intention of giving up her sister’s child – the one she loved as her own – without a struggle. Yet that was before Kevin started bonding with his daughter. Before he awoke feelings that made her long to share more than late-night feedings.
But was she ready to risk her heart again to be the wife Kevin needed? To become the family they both wanted?
6. Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich
When Megan Murphy discovered a floppy-eared rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt, she meant to give its careless owner a piece of her mind, but Dr. Patrick Hunter was too attractive to stay mad at for long. Soon the two are making Thanksgiving dinner for their families.
7. The Face of Deceit by Ramona Richards
Her parents had been killed before her very eyes, though Karen O'Neill could barely remember that childhood horror. Now an art buyer is dead and Karen's famous "face" vases are being shattered. What about the vases led to the cold-blooded killing?
Art expert Mason DuBroc believes the clues are in the clay. That the creepy face Karen molds is motive for murder. Has someone recognized himself in her work? Karen must know something she shouldn't. Something her subconscious has held on to for years. And something a crazed killer will do anything to keep buried…with Karen.
8. Dakota Daddy by Sara Orwig
The last obstacle entrepreneur Jared Dalton needed between him and a fifteen-million-dollar bet was a woman with a grudge. He knew their long-ended affair was the reason Megan Sorenson refused to sell him her ranch. Determined to get back into her good graces, Jared sought Megan out…and discovered her son. Their son.
Now Jared would need more than his surefire charm and seductive smile. For this woman and their son were priceless. And this Dakota daddy would stop at nothing to make them his own.
9. Only Yesterday by Peggy Webb
Ann Debeau plans to live in New York, sell her pottery at the art gallery, and marry her fiance. When her aunt dies and she returns to Alabama to close Windchime house, a sudden storm turns her future as well as her past upside down. Stranded with a recuer who bears a striking resemblance to an old photograph in her grandmother's trunk, Ann starts having strange dreams. But are the dreams something more?
Daring polo player Colt Butler discards every woman he meets because she can't measure up to the woman who haunts his dreams. When Hurricane Bethany traps him in the attic of Windchime House, his dreams take on another dimension, and he's determined to find out the truth. Are Ann and Colt lovers lost in time, destined to find each again?
10. BUSHRANGER'S MOUNTAIN by VICTORIA GORDON
Win some – lose some!
The miracle lottery win that enabled Leith to buy a run-down small-holding on Bushranger’s Mountain in Tasmania, where she could live and practice her pottery craft, brought her into contact with many new friends – not least of whom was Mace Benedict, a sort of neighbor. But Leith gradually found herself wanting to be more than just a neighbor to Mace, even though it was obvious he only thought of her as a stubborn fool!
To vote for the best potters in Romance, visit my Goodreads list: Dirty: Potters in Romance Novels.