John and Judi invite you to visit their pine-covered hilltop property, adjacent to the Ozark National Forrest, just down the road from the bike trails. At their studio, they create wheel-thrown functional pottery decorated with colored clay as well as two-dimensional works.
They have three main bodies of clay work. They use wild ferns to decorate a wide variety of dinnerware and serving pieces. A popular whimsical line of work focuses on animal motifs. This includes mugs with sculptures of clay animals as well as hand-drawn decorations. They also make wood-fired pottery in a Groundhog kiln at the Ozark Folk Center where they work. In addition, they have several other styles of work that they are experimenting with.
Judi’s two-dimensional art is a recent addition to their studio tour offering. The paintings are housed in the upstairs apartment. She focuses on animal portraits and Ozark landscapes using traditional media: watercolor, pastel, oil paint, acrylic as well as less conventional use of colored clay on clay tablets. She has cards and prints on hand as well as originals. Talk to her about pet portraits!