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Adriana Morrisette

Adrianna Morrisette’s career as a potter began by chance after taking a few pottery classes at a local community college in Texas. Her initial success in juried shows propelled her to continue to work in clay. In 1994, pottery became her full-time profession when she opened Morrisette Pottery in Leslie, Arkansas.

Anni Worster

Anni lives in the Ozark Mountains at Yellville where she creates freeform stoneware clay sculptures and hand-built pottery. Although her career began in painting and photography, her love of the natural surroundings and clay led her to sculpting and creating art inspired by nature.

Dan Butkowski

Beginning in high school, Dan Butkowski was drawn to clay, and he still follows that attraction. “As I open each piece of clay it is as if it is taking its first breath. Each pot that I throw takes on a bit of my personality.”

David & Becki Dahlstedt

They now market their work under the name Mountain View Pottery at galleries and shops in Mountain View, Eureka Springs, and Little Rock. They make the Clinton Presidential Logo mugs which are sold exclusively at the Clinton Museum Store. David has received numerous awards for his pottery, has taught workshops at the Arkansas Arts Center, and has work in the permanent collection of the Decorative Arts Museum in Little Rock.

Jerry Faulkner

“As potters, it is important for us to be close to the earth. You’ll find most of us tend to be gardeners and animal lovers in addition to believing in the magic of clay.”

Jo and Marvin Smith

We live, work, garden and walk our two dogs on 40 beautiful acres in the Arkansas Ozarks, a wonderful place for inspiration. We began exhibiting at juried art shows in 1987, and have been members of the Arkansas Craft Guild since 1988.

John Perry & Judi Munn

We love making our living using our hands. It is satisfying to start with a lump of clay and produce a piece of work that may last for 5000 years, or more! The work sold here is functional stoneware. We designed it to be used and enjoyed.

Luke & Willow Block

Willow says “As we work together on this difficult process, I recognize the significance of the hands to create and express human feelings. May the close relationship between use and beauty make these dishes daily companions to enrich your life.”

Maura Miller

Her Passion for clay began in elementary school, when she discovered that she could dig up clay form her backyard and make “wonderful creations”. Maura obtained a B.A. in Studio Art and Cultural Anthropology form the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Patricia Munson

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Paul Pitt

Although Coyote Clay is formally educated and teaches sculpture and drawing at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas he has chosen a different path from the norm. He and Sharon, his wife of over forty years live in the woods in a cavehouse, make an organic garden and experience directly the Creator’s gentle touch.

Phil Milan

Phil Milan of Harrison, Arkansas is a multi-talented artist whose favorite mediums include woodworking, sculpture, pen and ink drawing and wheel-thrown  pottery. He particularly enjoys making raku pottery, a method of firing first developed in Japan. He recently retired as the art teacher for Harrison High School in Harrison, Arkansas. Although he was born in
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