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Jon Whitney Pottery was established in the country setting of Mason Michigan in late 2004. Since that time I have strived to make beatiful functional pottery that is affordable enough for every day use. I thrive off inspiration from natural forms and the ideas of the arts and crafts movement.
All of my wares are high fired stoneware finished in a gas reduction kiln. The work is safe for the dishwasher and microwave for easy handling.

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I attended Eastern Michigan University with the intention of becomming an art teacher, then I starting making pots. As any potter can tell you that was the end of that. I loved making pots and decided to make it my life. I quit my job at a retail store in my junior year and went to work in a slip casting shop to pay the rest of my way…

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  • Joined July 9, 2008

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About

Jon Whitney Pottery was established in the country setting of Mason Michigan in late 2004. Since that time I have strived to make beatiful functional pottery that is affordable enough for every day use. I thrive off inspiration from natural forms and the ideas of the arts and crafts movement.
All of my wares are high fired stoneware finished in a gas reduction kiln. The work is safe for the dishwasher and microwave for easy handling.

Some School and Work Information:

I attended Eastern Michigan University with the intention of becomming an art teacher, then I starting making pots. As any potter can tell you that was the end of that. I loved making pots and decided to make it my life. I quit my job at a retail store in my junior year and went to work in a slip casting shop to pay the rest of my way through school by working with some type of clay. After school I worked at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit. Pewabic is one of the last 3 functioning arts and craft pottery studios still going in the states. The experience of being the wheel thrower and running the glaze room gave me what grad school would not, that being training as a production potter. After 4 years I got the itch and moved out to the country to seek my fortune in life. I built my own gas reduction kiln and work out of my home/studio.
I hope you enjoy my pots and I appreciate your interest. Feel free to shoot me a line for either business or pleasure.
I am also a member of the Etsy Mud Team (EMT) check us out at http://etsymudteam.craft-sense.com

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