Author Archives: David Smyth

COVID-19 Update –

We wanted to update everyone on the status of our operations at and Smyth/Cid Pottery in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York. Fortunately, everyone at Smyth/Cid Pottery remains in good health. We remain operational during the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ executive order as an essential manufacturing and retail business. We will […]

How To Extend Water Crock Filter Lifespan

Ceramic and Activated Carbon Gravity Fed Water Filters

According to our water filter manufacturer, filters should last one year of use before replacing. However, some customers report needing more frequent changes. We will outline what problems your water may be experiencing to cause premature filter clogging. We will also discuss how to extend the life of your filter to ensure you get to […]

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Special

Hi, Chris Bemis here, co-founder of We have some exciting news! From now (11/23) thru Monday (11/27), whenever you order a water filtration crock, you can grab yourself an extra free filter. Just enter the following coupon code at checkout: FREE-FILTER You will have a free filter automatically added to your cart once you […]

Flint Michigan Water Crisis – How To Protect Your Water

Lead in drinking water, Flint, Michigan.

The Flint drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan began in April 2014 after Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water (from Lake Huron and the Detroit River) to the Flint River. The Flint River water supply had corrosive agents, causing deterioration of water supply lines, with lead leaching into […]

What is your water filter flow rate?

CeraMetix® Ceramic Filter Candle - 5"

A common question our customers ask is about our water filter crock flow rate. Basically, the water crock works like this: When you place water in the upper reservoir, gravity pulls water through the filter element in the main chamber. The more water in the upper reservoir, the faster the flow rate. As the water […]