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Why Choose Our Pottery Studio?

There are plenty of stores that you could buy pottery from.

You could shop big names and department stores that mass produce pottery, and probably save money in the process. This is all true, but what’s even more certain is how our pottery far surpasses that of big brand competitors — and those who have bought and used our artisanal, handcrafted, and functional pottery know that the benefits are practically immeasurable.
See why our Door County pottery studio is the place for you to explore, find a customizable piece that’s designed with you in mind, and pop in at Ellison Bay Pottery Studios on your next trip up the peninsula!


Why Choose Ellison Bay Pottery Studios?



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Benefits of Our Door County Pottery

We’ve covered some of the basics with Ellison Bay Pottery Studios and why our handcrafted pottery stands out. See some more details and gain further insight into the benefits of choosing our functional pottery!

Everything we make is easy to use — and clean.

One of the downsides that people tend to associate with handcrafted pottery is that it’s fragile. It’s delicate, it’s art, and it’s a hassle to hand wash. At Ellison Bay Pottery Studios, we believe pottery can be art — while still functional. Everything we produce is microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe, making it easier than ever for you to use and enjoy your pottery (and then clean it up, too!).

We are committed to eco-friendly practices.

Our pottery studio in Door County implements recycling in many ways. To start, we do not rely on plastic, which is harmful to the environment, and we work with recycled materials whenever we can. We also only print publications on recycled paper!

We’re involved in our community, and take action with socially and environmentally conscious matters that come up. Additionally, we work with safe fuels, we have an energy-saving studio, and dispose of materials in a responsible and eco-friendly manner. Every piece of pottery we make is a reflection of our commitment to helping the environment, and your support helps this initiative take action.

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Each piece is handmade and unique.

Buying a conventional mug or dish at a brand name store will hold the beverages or foods you need it to, it’s true. But it’s the same as every other piece just like it, the only purpose of being created is to be sold fast and to turn a profit.

Everything we make is handmade and original, meaning that what you purchase from our Door County pottery studio is completely individual, and can’t be replicated. That type of sentiment, knowing you have something as unique as you are, is worth so much more than purchasing something that’s cheaply made for the masses.

We price things fairly.

A handmade pottery piece takes time, craftsmanship, and skill to ensure it is not only functional, but durable, beautiful, and can withstand the tests of time. When you pay for a $5.99 mug, you’re paying for what you get — but even more importantly, the people who deserve to get paid fairly for their labor are more than often, not.

Our pieces are priced accordingly, and you can trust that no one is being exploited or taken advantage of to create these works — rather, the artists are being compensated appropriately when you purchase from Ellison Bay Pottery Studios.

You’re supporting local business!

Bigwig corporations get tons of foot traffic, and their CEOs prosper, continuing to make millions upon millions of dollars while smaller businesses struggle under the pressure. By supporting a local business, you’re investing back into the community, and helping individuals.

No matter what time of year you take a visit up to Door County, stopping at Ellison Bay Pottery Studios is worth the trip. With handcrafted and stoneware pottery pieces for every occasion, you can find the perfect gift for a family member or friend — or simply just shop for yourself!

Our Door County pottery studio is located in Ellison Bay, on Wisconsin’s breathtaking peninsula. Find directions to our studio, and take a leisurely drive to view our pottery, or view a live demonstration of our process. We look forward to seeing you, and in the meantime, feel free to peruse our collection of mugs, baking dishes, ceramic art, and so much more!

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