Welcome to The Potter’s Shop artisan’s gallery and pottery studio, where clay is our passion. Whether novice or experienced, our comprehensive selection of offerings ensures there’s something here for everyone.

Located conveniently in 1/2 block north of Sunset Drive, The Potter’s Shop offers 7,000 square feet dedicated to ceramics. We boast 16 pottery wheels, slab roller, extruder, spray booth, several electric kilns, a fully stocked chemical room, plenty of storage, and a teaching facility.

Our ever-changing gallery features an expansive selection of work from our studio members. Stop in often – you never know what you’ll find! From kitchenware to outdoor pieces and everything in between, you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone, even if that someone is you! And, you’ll be supporting the arts in your local community.

No matter your skill level, you can partake in and benefit from our diverse pottery classes. Never thrown on a wheel before? – try our one-time beginner class. Experienced and want to hone your craft? – we have more challenging courses for you. Looking for a memorable corporate event or fun-filled night out – we’ve got you covered. Plus, we’ll work around your schedule! And for the kids we offer birthday parties, scout events, summer youth camps, after school classes and more.

For the more serious potter, our studio memberships provide you with access to the fully stocked facility 24/7/356; discounts on clay and firings; and access to the full range of equipment – not to mention joining and connecting with a community of talented, creative artists.

As if that weren’t enough, we also boast Southeastern Wisconsin’s largest selection of pottery clay, glazes, clay studio equipment, and ceramic kilns. Basically, we have all the supplies you need for your ceramic studio or art program, as well as provide valuable services such as classroom workshops and demonstrations, and kiln repair and servicing.

So, whether looking to learn a new skill, for an enjoyable event, for a night out, or for a unique gift, come visit us at The Potter’s Shop, where we’re passionate about clay.

Interesting Links

Visit Waukesha : www.visitwaukesha.org

Shimpo Ceramics : www.shimpoceramics.com

Laguna Clay : www.lagunaclay.com

Standard Ceramics Clay: www.standardceramic.com

Skutt Kilns : www.skutt.com

Olympic Kilns : www.greatkilns.com

Coyote Glazes : www.coyoteclay.com

Amaco Glazes : www.amaco.com

Xiem Tools : www.xiemtoolsusa.com

The following potters take residence at The Potter’s Shop.

Kim Ray

My name is Kimberly Ray. I moved to Wisconsin in 2008 from Florida. I have been into crafting pretty much my whole life; making a wide variety of projects in all sorts of mediums as gifts for my family and friends

Mike Mcgilvra

It’s the most relaxing process to be able to take a ball of clay and make a functional piece of pottery.  I am always learning new methods whether it’s throwing or applying new textures to the surface or applying new glazes.

Donna Krischan

I took the six-week introductory class at The Potter’s Shop. By the time the class was completed, I was hooked and realized that the medium provides unlimited possibilities!!

Vince Muehlbauer

Growing up, I passed a lot of time out in the forests of Wisconsin. Trying to capture the feel and texture of those woods in my pottery is what I’m currently trying to achieve.

Ryan Pederson

There is a flow to it where everything else goes away. It can be compared to gracefully taking a turn at a high speed or what it must feel like to be a bird in flight. The balance of grace…

Jody Hartley

I met Clay when I was in high school; it was love at first touch. But then, life got in the way and we were separated. Through the years, I would search out pieces of finished ‘clay’ but it wasn’t the same as manipulating Clay with my own hands.

Kristin Robran

Raised on a rural Wisconsin farm, I spent my youth continuously immersed in a beautiful natural setting. As time passed I developed a great love for collecting leaves, berries…

Julie Reed

After many years of working in the left brain world of technology, I was starved  for a dose of right brain creativity.  A day spent at a  Waukesha art crawl, the chance notice of a “pottery classes”…

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