September 26 & 27, 2020

The 9th annual Michiana Pottery Tour is here!
Join us virtually this Saturday and Sunday in celebrating handmade pottery from the Michiana region.

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2020 Michiana Pottery Tour

  • Side-Fired Mug from Soda Firing
    Side-Fired Mug from Soda Firing
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  • Wood-Fired Mug
    Wood-Fired Mug
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  • Soda-Fired Bourbon Bowl
    Soda-Fired Bourbon Bowl
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  • Wood-Fired Coffee Mug
    Wood-Fired Coffee Mug
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  • Soda-Fired Espresso Cup
    Soda-Fired Espresso Cup
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  • Small Wood-Fired Bottle
    Small Wood-Fired Bottle
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  • Soda-Fired Tea Bowl
    Soda-Fired Tea Bowl
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  • Wood-Fired Tumbler
    Wood-Fired Tumbler
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  • Tall Vase Side-Fired on Sea Shells
    Tall Vase Side-Fired on Sea Shells
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  • Pate Dish in Cerulean and Rust Red
    Pate Dish in Cerulean and Rust Red
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  • Wood-Fired Sake Pourer
    Wood-Fired Sake Pourer
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  • Vase Side-Fired on Sea Shells
    Vase Side-Fired on Sea Shells
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  • Soda-Fired Mug
    Soda-Fired Mug
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    $42.00
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  • Wood-Fired Tumbler
    Wood-Fired Tumbler
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  • Wood-Fired Liquor Bottle
    Wood-Fired Liquor Bottle
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Soda-Fired Pottery

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About Me

I began work as a full-time potter in 1989 after studying art at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. I have been making pots ever since, learning from my successes, failures, and from those of other artists. My work has been distributed through all fifty states and has travelled to all seven continents. (Yes, I have work in Antarctica).

I work with porcelain and stoneware clays to produce both functional and one-of-a-kind vessels. Most of my pieces are simply decorated to call attention to the form, and I enjoy the challenge of making familiar forms new and simple shapes beautiful. Though some of my pieces reside on display in galleries: my work is made to be used and to aid in making living, in itself, a work of art. 

Pottery will always be interesting to me because of the delicate balance between claiming and relinquishing control that occurs in each piece. Being able to command every curve and nuance on the wheel gives way to trusting your work to the fickle fire of the kiln.

Pottery is my way of building community. Because handmade objects carry the spirit of the artist, pottery connects us to one another in ways that mass-produced objects can’t. My pieces are meant to bring beauty to everyday life, and perhaps the greatest reward is building relationships with the people who take my pots into their lives and homes. I also find community among other potters and value the way we freely share ideas and support one another’s work. 

  • Past Pots

Past Pots