7744 Pigeon Road
Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539
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I would describe my pottery as fine art with an everyday purpose — a marriage of function and expression with a nod to the natural world. I’ve always loved to draw, and my earliest subject was flowers. First with crayon, then with ink, and now on clay. When I learned to throw pots, I instinctively began covering them with images. Drawing on three-dimensional forms has fascinated me for more than 25 years. I work in several styles using various decoration techniques including carving, stamping and sgraffito. I gather inspiration from the plants that cover our summer landscape. In winter I find them in my imagination. I carve and stamp clay with unplanned abandon — striving to make my marks loose and spontaneous — as if they grew from the piece itself.
In 2021 I began a new pottery series featuring my ceramic pieces combined with repurposed objects from thrift stores. I enjoy foraging for items that inspire me and then designing work around them. The result often elevates the perceived value of the repurposed item — giving it a new life as I send it back out in the world. I enjoyed this self imposed challenge so much. It has inspired a new focus for my work from this point forward. I anticipate having multiple examples of this “Up Cycled” work for both tours.
COVID UPDATE: I’d like to thank all the customers who have supported my studio during the pandemic. My 2020 and 2021 tour experiences were great — primarily due to the visitors who exhibited patience and courtesy while on site at my studio. I hope to meet more of you this July and October. My goal is to make your experience as “normal” as possible with safety precautions in place as necessary. Pigeon Road Pottery will be open to the public during tour hours. Private appointments are available year round. My studio/workspace will be open and I will have a “waiting room” tent set up outside with small items to view in case you need to wait to go inside. To make a private appointment please call, text, or email.