About The Tour

Explore Lake Superior’s Beautiful Wisconsin Shore

Discover pottery studios on the road less traveled

On August 3rd and 4th, 2013, potters will welcome you to their studios at the 3rd annual Bayfield Peninsula Pottery Tour. This is your once a year opportunity to visit the studios – each one unique – meet the artisans, and view and purchase pottery from the source. Each site has special demonstrations for you to see as well as hands-on activities at a few studios.
In between each location, soak up unparalleled vistas of Lake Superior’s Wisconsin shore. Your ferry ride to Madeline Island puts you on open water with scenic shoreline views of Bayfield and Madeline Island. Be sure to plan enough time to savor local food and visit the orchards and shops. But most of all, relax and breathe in the fresh northern air!​​

Studios & Artists


Pat Juett

From the Earth Studio

Guest potter: Michael McKenna

Eli Wilson

Eli Wilson

Soulfire Pottery

Guest potter: K.J. Livingston


Evan Hestekin

Hestekin Pottery

Guest potters: Jim Grittner and David Caradori

Tour Dates

August 3rd & 4th, 2013

10 am to 5 pm


Washburn, Madeline Island, Cornucopia


A FREE, self-guided tour of pottery studios on the Bayfield Peninsula

Demonstrations and hands-on opportunities

$100 Grand Prize Drawing*

Bayfield, Wisconsin, weather forecast

*Grand Prize Drawing will be $100. One lucky winner will be picked at random from all entries at all studios– the more studios you visit and enter, the better your chances of being the lucky winner!

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.


Jill Lorenz, Su Casa Design

Jill Lorenz became enchanted with the idea of working with clay at an early age. On a...

Pat Juett, From The Earth Studio

Pat has been joyfully working with earthen materials on the Bayfield Peninsula for 33...

Deena Schuppe, Woods Hall

Deena Schuppe has been working with clay since 1995 when she moved to the Bayfield area,...

Eli Wilson, Soulfire Pottery

Ceramics is wonderful medium for my artistic expression. I use clay in many different...

Evan Hestekin, Hestekin Pottery

In the spring of 2001, Evan first embarked on his journey through the clay fields; he...

Michael McKenna, guest potter

Michael McKenna began his journey into clay and ceramics as an art student at Fort Lewis...

Jonathan Walburg, guest potter

Jonathan’s pottery is a fusion of American, Japanese, and Korean ceramics. He fell in...

Karissa Livingston, guest potter

There is no specific reason I make pottery—quite simply I enjoy making other people...

David Caradori, guest potter

Dave Caradori creates wood-fired porcelain, salt-fired stoneware, and reduction...

Jim Grittner, guest potter

How to describe a Grittner piece….. “I look at it, and it’s just beautiful”, he said,...