Leanne works with stoneware and porcelain clay to create figurative, vegetable and animal like forms. The surface glaze is the natural ash from her wood-fired kiln.
Barbara makes wheel-thrown functional pottery of white stoneware, dinnerware, yarn bowls and especially earring holders in a variety of glazes.
Ed creates functional stoneware with birds and animals sculpted and brush- drawn with colored slip and glaze.
Marcy makes sculptural forms that are abstracted representations of plant life and the microscopic world, and decorative functional vessels with surface designs and paintings that reference nature and biology. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from California State University-Long Beach and a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Indiana University. She currently works as a professional artist and teaches ceramics at Ivy Tech/Waldron Art Center in Bloomington.
Leslie A Nieves
At Tamarack Stoneware, I offer unique and decorative pieces that are designed to function well. My work includes serving pieces, tableware, bakeware, mugs, yarn bowls, and liturgical vessels. My goal is to create well designed, graceful and durable forms, which I prefer to decorate with textured surfaces and runny glazes.
In 1978, Walt moved his pottery to the hills of southern Indiana. Since then, it has grown to include a blacksmith shop and a weaving studio for his wife, Betty Westhues. The studios are always changing so check out what's new! Pottery created at the Hickory Tree Studios consists of functional, daily-use stoneware for the home, as well as bird feeders and wren houses for the yard, artistic vases, fish for the wall, bathroom sinks and accessories, and even mousetraps!