John and Judi invite you to visit their pine-covered hilltop property, adjacent to the Ozark National Forest, 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 the Munn/Perry pottery studio. 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