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 – Island Orchard Cider | Ellison Bay Arts

The Art of Creating ~The Art of Learning The Art of Cooking ~The Art of Living Well The Spring Art Crawl hosted by the Ellison Bay Arts is next weekend.  We welcome two new members to our eclectic group: Maps are at each location. Want more information: go to the Ellison Bay Arts Blog. Get […]

The Art of Creating~The Art of Learning~The Art of Cooking~The Art of Living Well

  In Ellison Bay we trip over all the artists who live and work here. And then, because we have two schools (a food school and a folk arts school) it’s like we’re a magnet to creatives. You are probably one, so come on up and see all of us May 18 and 19. Our […]

‘Twas the morn of Christmas Eve…..

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes to you and yours. Have the best time ever with family and friends, old and new. John and Diane A POTTER’S CHRISTMAS EVE ‘Twas the morn of Christmas Eve when all through their house, the potter was packing pots, and so was his spouse. The pop-corns and bubble-wrap were strewn […]