New Website!

Thank you so very much for signing up here. Each time someone does I feel excited that someone is interested and that urges me to keep writing, often with clay on my hands. Many times I focus on studio work to the exclusion of everything else. Today, after spending time away from it all, I […]

Please head over to our NEW Website and blog

 Please use this link Ellison Bay Pottery Studios to find us at our new home on the inter web. Our 41st Anniversary Party details are here: PARTY BLOG POST It’s Saturday August 22 from 1-5 and it’s a big deal: Our Studio’s 41st birthday and John Dietrich’s 72nd! We’re baking and chilling and sweeping and painting and […]

Clay Catastrophes~What to do with them?

As John un-bricks the kiln and begins to pull out the freshly fired pottery in front of a large group of people who are totally unaware of the drama before them, he sees a huge crack and deftly puts that pot on a shelf behind him. No one catches his grimace. Sometimes, though, the flaw […]

Get to Know an Artist – Bonnie Paruch | Ellison Bay Arts

Art of Creating~Art of Learning Art of Cooking~Art of Living Well Bonnie Paruch Studio is opening for the season with a newly remodeled gallery space and the introduction of Bonnie’s first book, “A Brush with Life”. View a new collection of oil and pastel paintings, enjoy refreshments and take a walk along the prairie trail. […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Firing

We’ve had got the Door County Potters Guild annual Tour this weekend. Of course, we‘re fired (ing) a large load at the last-minute so we could can have a kiln opening on Saturday. We are excited to see all the new mugs and glaze tests we’ve been working on and we love to share the […]

It’s Cool Again to be ‘Made in America’ | News – Advertising Age

Who has two thumbs and makes pottery in their studio in AMERICA? WE DO! This may be the best thing I’ve read all week. Finally Handmade in Wisconsin USA is ‘cool’, ‘hip’, ‘stylin’ and ‘in’. Price is not the most important thing to consider. Quality is. A lesson I learned from my mother is that […]

100 Bowl Project

We are excited to announce our 100 Bowl Project Exhibit Saturday, August 24, 2013 4:00p-7:00p Why do something like this? Why set this goal of throwing and decorating 100 new bowls in the beginning of the season as we are increasing our production in the studio to prepare for the busy summer season in Door […]