Thomas Skupniewitz

“My pottery combines classic wheel thrown shapes with various surface decorating techniques. I incorporate image carving, building and hand painting with multiple firings. Therefore, no two pieces are ever the same.” Thomas Skupniewitz was born in the hills of Baraboo in 1957, and is a third generation painting contractor and tradesman. He is recognized as […]

Kevin Pearson

I have made wheel thrown pottery for over 40 years. My interests have ranged from porcelain to stoneware, but the focus has always been in the flowing lines that best show the form of each piece. My exploration back into raku has been rewarding and, as always, a learning experience. I continue to be excited by […]

Nawal Motawi

Nawal Motawi founded Motawi Tileworks more than 20 years ago. A University of Michigan art school graduate with a restless spirit and an interest in applied arts, Nawal moved to Detroit to learn tilemaking at Detroit’s storied Pewabic Pottery. She returned to Ann Arbor after a few years and began making her own tiles in […]

Tim Marcotte

“My thoughts on Porcelain as a material is that it is not simply “White Clay”. When used in conjunction with the right glazing techniques it can achieve a state where it visually approaches glass. Crystalline glazes often achieve this effect developed on simple economical forms. A good analogy to the way crystals form on a […]

Alex Mandli

My current work seeks to perfect the very essence of making ceramics by focusing on just clay, water, and fire. The saggar firing process relies on the skill and experience I have developed over thirty years to create an environment of combustible materials that will use the fire as a painter uses a brush. Unlike […]

Michael Macone

Spooner Creek is the artwork of Michael Macone expressed in clay. He has been making pottery for over 30 years and his work is in collections around the world. Michael grew up in a very creative environment, as his mother was an artist and she encouraged his gift at an early age. In his high […]

Ken and Pat Larson

We work together as a collaborative team with no assistants helping with any part of our artwork. There is no set pattern for this interplay. We each work on what we are best at for the piece and process given our individual expertise. Our medium of choice is clay sculpture, which we have come to […]

Cathy Broski

My work is steeped in archetypal and personal symbolism. Figures, houses, boats and pottery are all vessels to contain things we hold dear, and sometimes those things we would cast off. I chose these forms to work with because they have several levels of meaning I find intriguing to explore. The surfaces reflect my experience […]

Jeanne Svien Aurelius

I have been experimenting with clay, glazes, shapes, spouts, handles, rims, and decorations for over 35 years. I am fascinated with the process and possibilities. My father and mother encouraged our family to create art and music. I have always loved art. Nature and the world around me gives me inspiration and stimulation. I love […]

David P. Aurelius

David Aurelius, at a young age, always enjoyed making things with his hands. Woodcarving was an early passion but he turned to clay, which opened unlimited possibilities. He studied as an Art major at the University of Minnesota and then went on to study at Luther College, Decorah, IA. Later, David studied with Marguerite Wildenhain […]