I’ve been involved with clay for over 50 years. My relationship with my material allows me to make items that are both beautiful and functional. I use and test all my designs in my own kitchen. I will take custom orders at the market on Sundays.
I have been designing dynamic and creative art pieces for 10+ years and have always loved the shape of the state of Michigan. I design pieces that can be used by both men and women.
Customers enjoy using my food-safe dishes for spoon rests, used tea bags, salad plates, and soap dishes. Place them in a convenient spot that’s your “go-to” location for change, keys, and jewelry. I make small pieces with strong magnets for your fridge, and larger pieces that can be used as decorative wall pieces for use both indoors and outdoors.
The most exciting part of my work is when the pieces travel abroad as gifts for host families or as gifts to students traveling home after studies in the U.S.A. So far the Michigan dishes have traveled to more than seven countries!
Beyond Letters is a multi-media art studio focused on natural art mediums, encaustic—painting with pigmented beeswax—and ceramics. We draw on the natural world as a focal point to many of our pieces and enjoy creating functional pottery that allows you to bring a bit of the outdoors inside. The layered nature of our encaustic work allows us to add vintage and found objects to our pieces and physically incorporate elements of the natural world into what we create. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing our passion for creativity at the Artisan Market.
At Quiet Heron Studio, we fully embrace the connection between the natural world and our art as we create pieces that reflect and harmonize with our surroundings. While we focus primarily on ceramics, printmaking and woodworking, we also enjoy exploring new media. All of our art is created on location at our hobby farm in Dexter, MI.