Maribea Barnes-MarsanoMarion, OH

Maribea creates hand built porcelain clay forms using a slab technique in which large slabs of clay are rolled out, formed, and stretched byCeramic spoons hand to create each form. Works are not created on a potter’s wheel. As a result, each work is unique and the makers’ mark evident. Maribea makes patterns with color and also with textures. Some patterns are created using underglaze screen print transfers or layering of colors using block out methods (e.g. tape, cardboard cut-outs). Patterns are also created with clay stamps that they have designed. The stamps are pressed into the soft slab prior to construction. On some pieces, Maribea layers the stamp impressions. All pieces are functional and are fired twice in an electric kiln.





Chelsea Bennett – Marengo, OH ceramic mug with face with orange mustache and eyebrows

Chelsea Bennett is a sculptural ceramicist and surreal painter with a heavy focus on figurative studies. She has a BFA in Fine Art from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Her sculpture and two-dimensional work consists of a body of work that reflects life through the use of human anatomy. The work creates meaning through abstracting the human form, telling stories through movement and aesthetic qualities such as color and texture to evoke emotions from the viewer. 




Emily Cline – Columbus, OHflat ceramic wall hanging decorated with muted colors and image of flower

Emily creates functional work that combines handmade pottery with originally drawn and screen-printed designs. High school ceramics classes and an amazing teacher inspired Emily to pursue becoming an art teacher.  Following new passions, they received degrees in both printmaking and art education from Ohio University. In 2021, Emily decided to take the plunge and dedicate to ceramics full time. Emily is currently selling their work online, at local artisan markets, and teaching private ceramics lessons at their home and within the community. 





Kathryn Johnson – Columbus, OH Mad Hatter inspired ceramics including a tall hat with a feather and two teacups

Kathryn creates their work using a variety of techniques that they’ve learned over the years. Kathryn throws on the pottery wheel for many of their functional pieces. Their luminaries are a combination of an initially thrown piece, then sculpted into a light feature. Most of Kathryn’s glazes are homemade and fired in their personal kiln.







Jonathan Kesler – Marysville, OH teapot decorated with pine trees and grass

Earthly Arts Pottery was established in 1982 by Jonathan Kesler. After 12 years of producing an exclusive wholesale line, Jonathan began to participate in juried art shows, wishing to explore personal ideas and concepts. His university art major and environmental minor coalesced. Nine more years of experimenting and refining have yielded his present style and body of forms. In the end, he hopes to have created art which suggests the beauty of our natural world. Individual pieces that can be used to generate personal expression and environment, and work which is life inclusive by function. 





Beth Lewin – South Euclid, OH ceramic vase decorated with carved leaves

Beth creates beautiful functional pieces of pottery to be used and enjoyed in daily life. Each piece is an original work of art, no two pieces are exactly alike. Each piece is carefully crafted, made by hand, and meant to be enjoyed. 






Karen and Thomas Markgraf – Granville, OH black stoneware vase with two turning horse heads on the side

Wheel thrown or hand built, Karen and Thomas’ work encompasses functional as well as sculptural decorative ceramic art. Their intention is to enhance the utilitarian aspects of people’s daily lives through craft with consideration for form and surface, using layers of texture and imagery to build a connection. Markgraf Clayworks specializes in handcrafted, artisan ceramics and mixed media sculpture.   






Mark and Amy McGraw – Troy, OH two ceramic fruit bowls with varying colors and textures

Mark and Amy use stoneware and porcelain clays to create decorative and functional wares by wheel throwing, hand building and altering processes. Mark and Amy also mix their own glazes in their studio and continue to test new recipes to create a variety of different looks for all of their customers. Glazes are applied by dipping glazes and with a spray booth so that each item is unique in its own way. Mark and Amy are always looking at how to take the basic piece and make it shine through shape, color and texture. They are proud to have their pieces displayed in homes, adding beauty to kitchen countertops, coffee tables, and fireplace mantles. 





Julie Miller – Columbus, OH red square stoneware plate embellished with impressions of leaves

Julie has enjoyed exploring the woods for as long as she can remember. She searches among the delightfully endless variety of leaves for design elements. Some pieces are wheel thrown stoneware, decorated with prints of real leaves and brushwork with underglazes and glazes. Other pieces are hand-built stoneware, embellished with impressions of real leaves, oxides, underglazes, and glazes. They are fired in an electric oxidation atmosphere. Julie holds a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design and has worked as an illustrator and art instructor. She is a freelance artist and participates in juried art fairs. She is represented by the Hudson Gallery in Sylvania, Ohio, and the Hayley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio.




Kathryn Newman  – Chillicothe, OH ceramic lamp, plate, and mug decorated with poppy flower

Kathryn creates hand built and wheel thrown ceramic art pieces that include lamps, vases, plates, bowls and cups. All pieces are hand painted with ceramic underglaze then fired with a clear mid-range cone 5. 






Rebecca Rea – Columbus, OH  round ceramic wall hanging holding plants

Rebecca is a functional potter. Everything is meant to be used, to hold something precious, or even become a home for something living. It is designed to soothe the mind and dazzle the eye. To fill the world with color that never fades. The subtle edges and fluent glaze lines provide an enjoyable flowing serenity. Each piece has a fragile durability that will span time if cared for just right. 





Cyndi Reilly – Solon, OH variously shaped ceramic platters embellished with green and black designs

Cyndi’s pieces are created from wheel thrown and hand built white stoneware, and many pieces are embellished with underglazes and sgraffito; cone 6 firing and hand made in limited small batch quantities in their home studio. Cyndi’s inspiration comes from the things they love the most: travel and nature. What Cyndi observes from their surroundings and the feelings they experience often reflect in the design of these one-of-a-kind pieces. 





Judy Rohrbaugh – Kent, OH white stoneware vase with woven pine needle trim and painted on designs

Judy’s art is a combination of pottery and pine needle basketry trim. Judy’s pottery is stoneware and raku, horse hair pottery and some low fire; the basketry is of long pine needles and raffia, natural and hand dyed. 





Jane Waxenfelter – Grove City, PA ceramic platter and cup with various shapes and colors

Jane’s pottery consists of both wheel thrown and hand-built pieces, all of which are unique and one of a kind. To ensure that the pieces are unique, each one is altered in some way by using various techniques. Carving into the pieces and hand sculpting after throwing the pieces on the wheel are both ways Jane achieves uniqueness. White clay is used and bisque fired, then a palette of vibrant, food safe, and leadfree glazes are then used in the glazing process. The pieces are then fired for a second time. Jane’s pottery has a very organic feel and can be best described as “usable art”. 



Sandy Winter – Bellefontaine, OH mixing bowls of various sizes

Sandy’s work is a reflection of their love for making useful and beautiful pottery for everyday use. Sandy is not a production potter, rather they work in small batches using stoneware clay exploring form and function as well as experimenting with glaze methods and combinations. Recently, Sandy has been exploring altering their forms through hand carving. Sandy’s inventory consists of traditional serving pieces, oil and soap dispensers, candle holders and poured candles, planters, vases, and of course the ever-popular mug!