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FringeandFettle

handcrafted pottery dishes and wares

Fringe and Fettle Ceramics

My name is Joanna Buyert, and I am a potter.

I am the one-woman show behind Fringe and Fettle Ceramics, everything little part of the business is done by me. About 2 years ago I was working full time when I took a blind leap and quit my job to pursue pottery. I moved up to the north woods of Wisconsin to my family’s cabin and did nothing but make pots for the next 6 months. It was fantastic.

Now I am living in Minneapolis and rent a sweet little studio with a bunch of other awesome potters. And everyday I get to do what I love more than anything else, create.

I make things that I love. That’s the secret. It sounds kind of dumb and simple, but it’s true. I think for a while I was really caught up in trying to make what other people wanted, what would sell well. But it wasn’t until I threw that out the window and started making things that I wanted, that I loved, that I really found my style.

My forms are soft and playful, telling you where to touch, where to look. A pattern hides under the belly of a curve, or dances quietly around a rim. I’ve been enamored with texture for a while now. I am compelled by the voice it has, and the interactive quality it presents. It invites you in, asking you to hold it, to use it. I am influenced by the romanticized atmosphere the kitchen creates; of family meals and childhood memories, of beauty in the everyday encounters.
Joanna Buyert
owner, maker, designer
Full time potter, artist and maker of wonderful things.
Liza
companion, moral support