Koeman, Sheila

 

sheilakoeman@gmail.com

616.662.0844

616.209.2674

3456 Lenters Drive

Hudsonville, MI 49426

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Koster, Jacob (Jack)

 

www.jacobkosterceramics.com
japatrakoster@hotmail.com
616.204.0702
16900 Landing Drive
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Kropewnicki, Jane

alljanek@gmail.com

616.617.3956

616.247.8864

932 Orchard SE

East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Krueger, Janet

Toadworks

jkonthehill@aol.com

616.446.4470

616.443.3671

12650 Grand River Drive SE

Lowell, MI 49331

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Kuilema, Mary

Kuilema Pottery

www.stonewaretile.com

mkuilema@gmail.com

616.717.2421

616.285.1137

5519 Ranger Hills Drive SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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LaBay, Dorothy

mikedottie@yahoo.com

248.202.6357

6275 Waldon Woods Drive

Clarkston, MI 48346

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McHenry, Susan

Empty Vessel Pottery

www.emptyvesselpottery.com

smchenry@emptyvesselpottery.com

269.267.1072

6580 Rose Arbour Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49009


  My goal in making functional red earthenware pots is to create expressive and lively forms, and I take this into consideration at each stage of the making process. I utilize a variety of wheel thrown and hand building techniques and enjoy altering forms by stretching, pushing, and cutting the clay to create dynamic shapes. At the leather hard stage, I layer each piece with colored slips (liquid clay) to create my surface designs.

  I fire my pots to cone 1, a few degrees hotter than is typical for most earthenware pottery. This helps tighten the porous clay body and turns it a rich dark red-brown. I am inspired by nature—primarily trees and flowers—and it's these images I keep turning to when I sit down to decorate. I try to approach each form without being overly fixed on the outcome, but rather allowing the clay to direct me. It’s this direct experience with the clay that keeps me engaged and always striving to make the best pots I can. 

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McKimmy, Kendra

kekemimud@yahoo.com

231.937.5027

8571  76th Street

Howard City, MI 49329

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Merkey, Meghan

Ignite Creative Studio

ignitecreativestudio@gmail.com

www.ignitecreativestudiodesigns.com

6645 Windtree Lane

Lake Ann, MI  49650


My life and work's journey took me all over the country and allowed me to live in some spectacular places. I find that my inspiration for the images you see on the pieces I make comes from my surroundings and the inspiration behind the forms you will see with my work comes from a sense of purpose.


My passion is to create one of a kind pieces that people are going to want to incorporate into their daily lives. I want my pieces to be the ones that you reach for in the morning for your coffee or that you set your bar soap on after being in the garden all day; I want my pieces to be a part of your .

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Milanowski, Sharon

Morris, Robert (Bob)

Whirling Arts Pottery

mobosalan2@att.net

269.598.2381

326 West Kalamazoo Ave. Ste 121A

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Nidelcheff, Robin

Robin Nidelcheff Studio

 www.RobinNidelcheffStudio.com 

215.888.4779

413 Center St.

North Muskegon, MI 49445

Nickelson, Steven (Nick)

Sandy Springs Studio

sknickelson@gmail.com

616.516.0573

5221 Colt NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525


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Puerner, Jerri

Flower Frog Studio

 flowerfrogstudio@gmail.com 

 flowerfrogstudio.com 

 Instagram @flowerfrogstudio 


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Reinert, Jim

jim_reinert@hotmail.com

517.651.6427

517.256.4082

5105 West Grand River Road

Owosso, MI 48867



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Richards, Tom

Tom Richards Pottery

www.tomrichardspottery.com

tom@tomrichardspottery.com

269.743.8616

269.345.5586

5818 Concord St.

Portage, MI 49002



  

I have been making pottery for almost 30 years. I have a studio at home and I teach ceramics at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. There is a duality in what I make, whether it is a simple bowl or a vase. There is a quiet grace or beauty in the simple lines of the form or the landscape of its surface. Function and art together. I primarily make my pots out of porcelain. I fire my work to cone six and cone nine using electric and gas and sometimes wood in the Anagama kiln at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. 

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Rottman, Jeff

www.thegrandrapidspottery.com

jeff@dutchlakepottery.com

616.485.3967

2417 Barfield Drive SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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