“I approach clay much like paper or canvas. To me, the pottery is just a means to express my graphic ideas and designs. I am more interested in imagery than function. The shapes and glaze effects are always secondary to the images and textures that I draw, engrave, then stamp into the clay.”
Wisconsin artist Michael Macone was planning to be a painter until his high school pottery instructor exposed him to all the wonders of clay. He enrolled in Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, but couldn’t shake his ceramic experiences, so he decided to revisit pottery. He created one of a kind clay art and exhibited throughout the country winning many awards, but eventually grew tired of the travel. He and his wife now have a gallery/cafe where patrons can try their own hand at pottery.