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 […]

Monument Square Art Fair returning to its original home

Our Invitation to You We’re juried into this premier Art Fair in Racine, WI.  60 of the very finest artists from the Midwest and beyond in one location, the heart of Racine, WI. You will find John at booth #10. Returning to its original home on Monument Square in Downtown Racine, one of Wisconsin’s oldest […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ask A Potter: Is It Hard To Sell Your Favorite Piece of Pottery?

“How can you sell your work?’ “Isn’t it too precious?” “If you love something, how can you bear to part with it?” “Do you ever keep the best for yourself?” John’s answers range from “I can always make another one.” to “That’s how I pay our mortgage.”  I like to say “We’re in this for […]

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 […]

It’s Our 39th Year: Mug-O-Rama and 100 Bowl Project

It’s time to shake things up in Ellison Bay. It’s the foot and the wavy irregular shape that’s got my attention here. First Challenge: 100 Mugs revealed at the Door County Potter’s Guild Tour May 4 and 5, 2013 Just thrown 2/22. Handles tomorrow. Just not the usual new mugs, though. Oh, no. We’ve been […]