MEEt THE ARTISTS

Mike loves to create unique and whimsical pieces, mostly through hand-building. He also enjoys hand painting fruits, flowers and birds on his pieces. Starting in clay years ago when he owned a ceramic store, Mike became knowledgeable in glazing, air brushing, clay molds, kiln firing, teaching ceramic classes and judging ceramic shows. Only until recent years has he become interested in throwing on the wheel and hand-building by taking a pottery class with his daughter Jill.

Jill has a love for the wheel which originated from her studio time back in college. With a minor in studio art, her favorite courses were sculpting and pottery. Getting back into clay has been creatively releasing and therapeutic for her. Jill's pieces are functional but unique by using cut-outs and add-ons to enhance and give depth.

Although they have different styles and techniques, both love what they do and enjoy sharing this passion of pottery.