August 3rd & 4th, 2013Navigation
Jill Lorenz became enchanted with the idea of working with clay at an early age. On a visit to the Smithsonian, she discovered a ceramics display which included a video that showed and explained the steps of throwing a pot on a wheel. She watched it over and over. Jill and her...Read More
Pat has been joyfully working with earthen materials on the Bayfield Peninsula for 33 years. She creates functional, architectural, and sculptural ceramics and tiles as well as vegetable and perennial flower gardens. From the Earth Studio, on the place she shares with her...Read More
Deena Schuppe has been working with clay since 1995 when she moved to the Bayfield area, from southern WI., to study with the late master potter Bob Eckels. She lived in Cornucopia for nine years while making raku pottery for the Bayfield Artists Guild and teaching classes...Read More
Ceramics is wonderful medium for my artistic expression. I use clay in many different ways by firing to high and low temperatures, firing different types of kilns, using different colors of clay, as well as different chemistry for glazes. At the current time I am exploring a...Read More
In the spring of 2001, Evan first embarked on his journey through the clay fields; he was a youngin’ he was. His first experience with clay was in a high school classroom like so many others before & after him, coil pots right? He was taught to center clay by a student at...Read More
Michael McKenna began his journey into clay and ceramics as an art student at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He furthered his skill and understanding in a production studio serving as an apprentice potter. He then taught at U.C. Davis Art Center. Soon after he started...Read More
Jonathan’s pottery is a fusion of American, Japanese, and Korean ceramics. He fell in love with clay during university, but a 2-year apprenticeship under Richard Bresnahan at St. John’s Pottery in central Minnesota sparked a passion. Jonathan then followed his teacher’s roots...Read More
There is no specific reason I make pottery—quite simply I enjoy making other people happy. There’s usually a story behind every pot, whether it’s from the potter or the buyer. I collect other potters’ coffee mugs when I travel because it’s a reminder of a wonderful trip every...Read More
Dave Caradori creates wood-fired porcelain, salt-fired stoneware, and reduction gas-fired pottery. Complementing a wide selection of functional pottery and dinnerware, he also features specialty pottery, such as shigaraki ware, copper reds, wood-fired tiles, sushi ware, sake...Read More
How to describe a Grittner piece….. “I look at it, and it’s just beautiful”, he said, his hand to his chest. “It’s like something that came through me, not something I did. Like when I’m skiing and I get to the bottom and can’t remember how I got there. It’s powerful stuff.”...Read More
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!
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.