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monte Young
2841 S. State Rd. 162
Jasper, IN 47546
317.452.6777
mypottery79@gmail.com
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My name is Monte Young and I was introduced to pottery making at 13 and now, over 40 years later, I’m still in love with the process, the product, and the use of handmade pottery in my day to day life. After graduating from college in 1984 my close friend Kent Henderson (Galena Clayworks) and I moved to Galena and started making pots on a daily basis. Over the last 30+ years I moved my studio throughout 5 states in the Midwest, finally settling down in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana in the town of Jasper in order to live close to our 6 grandchildren where my wife and I built our “forever home and studio”.

The intention of my pottery is to make well-made traditional forms for daily use which function well and feel good in the user’s hands. I want my work to offer rich earthy tones which I hope to achieve through minimal slips and glazes which we fire in our cross draft wood kiln.

Hope you like them, Monte.

John Richard

John Richard
3573 Hwy 11
Hazel Green, WI 53811
johncarolrich@gmail.com

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After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1972,  I taught Elementary art in Dubuque and Crestco, Ia. After 39 years of teaching art I retired. Then I started making ceramics in my studio and helping out at the ceramics lab at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville. Casting is a method I like to work in. After a lot of experimenting I came up with a method of casting that I can make each cast pot one- of- a- kind. My Cubistic  pots are getting bigger and more complex over time.

Jenni Brant

Jenni Brant
695 Perry St
​Dubuque, IA 52003
402.217.0015
burrobranch@gmail.com
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Jenni learned the craft of creating elegant utilitarian pottery while earning her MFA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her current focus is on creating functional pots, but also dabbles in printmaking, mosaic, and craft work. When not making art, Jenni can be found working in the garden, hitting the trails, or fostering arts and culture activities locally as the Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator for the City of Dubuque.

ARTIST STATEMENT
My understanding of beauty is rooted in my rural mid-western upbringing and my parents’ emphasis on family bonds, respect and hard work. My work affirms life and is a reminder to celebrate the trivial, the tragic and the triumphant. 

They are functional pots, despite their delicate appearance. Symmetrical forms establish sturdiness and utility, while the fragility of their handles and edges, and the precariousness of the feet are reminders to handle the work –and life—with care. Smooth, luscious, and transparent surfaces and lace decorations suggest formal use, though my work is appropriate for everyday domestic life.

The pots are individually crafted from start to finish, using only the wheel, draping molds, basic pottery tools, and my hands as the means to make parts that are altered and assembled into complete pieces. The damp green ware is then decorated with pigmented slips and finished with luscious glazes, with shapes, motifs, and colors that challenge contemporary masculine ceramics.