We at Door Pottery are proud to bring you the finest quality handmade Arts and Crafts pottery from our Madison, Wisconsin studio. Located in the Midwest, we are influenced by the natural beauty that surrounds us, the same natural elements that inspired the Prairie School of design.
We also draw inspiration for our pottery from the great American art potteries of the Arts and Crafts era. From the organic leaves of Grueby to the elegant shapes of Rookwood, or the surprisingly modern look of Teco Pottery, we pay homage to the Arts and Crafts artisans that came before us.
With fresh design and unexpected twists, we strive to carry on the Arts and Crafts tradition, creating unique pottery to be treasured for generations.
The wide variety of colors and textures exhibited by nature through the seasons has always fascinated Julie Calhoun Roepnack. This appreciation for variety has made its way into the work she produces today. While selling her pottery at the Grove Park Inn, she developed a strong interest in classic Arts and Crafts furniture. After collecting a few pieces, she started designing specific pieces to compliment the furniture. Her intention is to create new designs that reflect the warm-toasty feeling achieved from the Arts and Crafts period.
Incorporating mat, earth tones with colored glazes and innovative techniques using scraffito, carving, and hand-made impressions characterize her signature works. Although finely detailed, her pottery is very durable, with its peak firing temperature reaching over 2100 degrees.
James Miller and Christie Schorf-Miller of Mission Guild Studio offer handcrafted, unique and one-of-a-kind Mission and Arts & Crafts Revival tiles, furnishings and décor. At their site you can find hundreds of Mission and Arts and Crafts furniture and home accents influenced by the works of Stickley, Limbert, Mackintosh, Roycroft, Greene & Greene and many more great masters.
Your design or ours, as custom orders are available. All of our selections are individually made in the Craftsman tradition in the historic Leatherstocking Region of New York. “Forward thinking in the Craftsman Tradition.”
The team at Motawi Tileworks is passionate about making great tiles, while spreading our positivity and sharing our experience. Our company was founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, who started making tiles in her garage and selling them at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market next to the rutabaga sellers. More than 30 of us now now make tiles in a 12,900 square foot studio, and sell them through more than 300 stores spread across the United States. We utilize Toyota Style Production thinking and methodology, and strive to cultivate positivity, constant improvement, and high quality tile.
Nawal’s motto: It’s fun to be good at what you do!
Author, Columnist and Director of the National Arts & Crafts Conference at The Grove Park Inn since 1988
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