Ellison Bay Pottery Studios, Ellison Bay

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Since 1974 Pottery studio and gallery making and selling functional stoneware pottery AND decorative pit fired ceramics. John Dietrich, founder and master potter. Diane McNeil, president, potter, author.
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  • Whether you're shopping for a little gift or looking to make a statement with an outstanding pit-fired vessel, this gallery is sure to please. They have a variety of ceramic creations at a wide range ...  more »
  • John Dietrick is a master potter celebrating 50 yrs at his art. Along with his artist wife Diane they operate a working pottery and art studio in Ellison Bay, just a few minutes drive north of Sister ...  more »
  • ...and I wasn't disappointed. We arrived just as they were taking pieces from the kiln. Staff spent time with us explaining the entire process of creating a piece. The gallery was nicely staged and I ...  more »
  • John Dietrich, the potter in "Ellison Bay Pottery", taught me to throw on the wheel in the early 1970's at Abe Cohen's legendary "Potter's Wheel" in Milwaukee. John's was good then. Now he's been at it for 50 years and he is the master of his craft. His work excels in subtle decoration and well executed form. I look at the pieces we bought from him every day and see something new to enjoy. It's possible that my training at John's hand skews my judgement, and indeed, I do think that that does inform my enjoyment, but I also think anyone can see the high value in his work at some level. If you're headed for Door County, Wisconsin, stop at the Ellison Bay Pottery and see what you think.

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