The Clearing in Ellison Bay, WI was Jen’s Jensen’s final project.
We live across from The Clearing, we sell our pottery through its gift shop. John’s dad Thomas M. Dietrich, a well-known Wisconsin painter, helped Jens develop curriculum, build buildings and furniture and perform maintenance and teach painting. John met Jens, who was a formally dressed (suit and tie everyday even while working in the woods) kindly gentleman.
I didn’t know about his life prior to coming to Northern Door County and setting the residents of this little town all atwitter. This gave me an idea of just how far-reaching Mr. Jensen’s influence was.