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Jeanne and David’s work reflects the influence of their summer studies at Pond Farm School in Guerneville, CA with Marguerite Wildenhain, a master potter from the Bauhaus School of Design. While the guiding principle of form following function continues to shape their work, each has developed a unique style reflecting their individual artistic perspectives.

daffodil bowl

Jeanne’s eyes are always open to the beauty beyond her front door: lazy day sailboats skimming Door County waters, blossom-laden cherry and apple orchards, the blue waters of Green Bay framed by distant tree and cliff-lined shores. Travels to Mexico, France, London, Scandinavia and the U.S. southwest have opened her eyes to the colors and styles of other cultures. And last, but far from least, her love of children—her own and others—has influenced her greatly.

An early interest in working with his hands found David exploring woodcarving, but he eventually found that working with clay expanded his creative opportunities. David’s abstract designs spring organically from each piece’s function. His hand-thrown and painted pieces are embellished with intricate patterns and natural objects and enhanced by subtle wood-ash or glossy glazes. His recent sculptural pieces evidence the continuing evolution of his work.

A visit to the Clay Bay Pottery showroom will find lady vases, lamps, coffee mugs, bowls, platters and more ready for purchase. Customers can place special orders for tiles for cabinet tops, wine racks, kitchen or bathroom back splashes, or even home murals, along with pottery dinner services or wine goblets. Beautiful but functional, each piece is designed to be used and enjoyed as well as displayed.

Clay Bay Pottery • 11650 Hwy. 42 • Ellison Bay, WI. 54210 • 920.854.5027