Art & Craft Fair Calendar / News & Current Events
In the recent past, most of my pottery was purchased directly from local Art & Craft Fairs and Galleries around Southeastern Wisconsin. Currently, shows have been cancelled or delayed so that option is not available at the moment. Please consider Shopping ONLINE instead. Local Customers can use the Coupon Code: LOCALPICKUP when they check out on Etsy to eliminate shipping costs and come and pick up their items at my home studio in Brown Deer, WI.
Madison Union Terrace Mugs
Limited supply available at 8 Am on Wednesday, July 1 at shop.jeansclaystudio.com
Skyline T-shirts now available
Available now with other new skyline merchandise at shop.jeansclaystudio.com
"Artist a Day" - OnMilwaukee.com
Thanks OnMilwaukee.com for featuring an “Artist of the Day” on their website OnMilwaukee.com. I am grateful to have been featured on Sunday. As most of you know, the Arts community has also been hit hard during this shutdown, so OnMilwaukee is trying to help by featuring local artists with online stores. We all know what a stressful time this is in so many ways, but if you are looking for gifts to cheer friends and family up, or you have birthdays and celebrations you don’t want to miss, consider shopping online with some of the artists they are featuring. I can ship anywhere in the US and am happy to include a personal note of love and support to whomever you wish! ❤️ Hang in there everyone! #mkestrong #mkeproud #mketogether
Support Fine CraFt Arisans
The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC) is promoting their members online stores and helping to raise funds for Arts Wisconsin. So many small businesses are suffering tremendous decrease in revenue. If you have the means, consider purchasing gifts directly from the artists themselves. Click on the link below to shop!
Father's Day, Graduation, Weddings, Anniversaries and Birthdays...............
New Milwaukee Skyline Items
The Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago Skyline imagery that I have been carving on my pottery has been increasingly popular. Since I can only make a limited amount of handmade items, I am starting to experiment with putting the imagery on other merchandise. Stay tuned for the new products as they roll out. I will be selling them directly on the website in my ONLINE SHOP.
New Aspen Series at MOWA Gift Shop
This Fall 2019, I created a custom Aspen design series to celebrate the newly finished landscaping on the grounds of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, WI.
The three images represent the Bark of the Aspen tree, Aspen leaves in the Summer and Aspen leaves in the fall. These pieces are only being sold directly in the MOWA gift shop while supplies last. This is a second in a series of custom designs created for MOWA in 2019.
Madison Union Terrace Mugs
I am now an officially a Licensed Artisan with the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The New Batch of Union Terrace Chair mugs will be available for purchase ONLINE only starting on July 1, 2020 at 8 AM.
This year's mugs will be created in Blue, Orange, Green and Yellow blends to resemble the colors of the "Sunburst" chairs on the Union Terrace patio. Due to the extra costs of licensing and royalties, these mugs will sell for $35 each. In the licensing contract, there is a limited sales ceiling, so I will only be able to sell 70 mugs annually.
Hydrangea Pottery for MOWA Gift Shop
This Spring 2019, I created a custom Hydrangea design to celebrate the newly finished landscaping on the grounds of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, WI.
These pieces are only being sold directly in the gift shop while supplies last.
Milwaukee & Madison & Chicago Skyline Series
Over the past year and a half I created new designs that reflect the Downtown Milwaukee Skyline off of Lake Michigan and Downtown Madison off Lake Monona. These designs are being offered on plates and vases of various sizes. I just finished developing a Chicago Skyline design and will be featuring these items at all of my art fairs this summer. Some pieces are currently available in my online Etsy Shop.
Short little video of carving a Madison Skyline vase.
TMJ4 - Artsts Working Together
Interview with WTMJ 4 about the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council's New Online Shopping Page.
2020 Fair Calendar
Shows for 2020 are up in the air. Check back for cancellations or confirmations. Thanks for your interest!
January 17 - WDCC Gallery Night
Friday 5pm - 9pm
Hudson Business and Lounge/Historic Third Ward
310 E Buffalo Street, Milwaukee, WI
February 8 - Madison Valentines Market & Pub Crawl
Saturday, Noon - 5pm
701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI
February 22 & 23 - Fine Art & Craft Sale
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm
Olbrich Gardens, Madison, WI
April 3 & 4 - Prairie View Fine Arts - CANCELLED
Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm
DuPage Unitarian Universalists Church
1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, IL
May 2 & 3 - The Clay Collective Pottery Tour - CANCELLED
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm both days
Jean's Clay Studio will be in Cambridge at
Glen Cutcher's Home
June 6 - Brown Deer Eat & Greet on the Street - CANCELLED
Saturday, Marketplace: 2pm - 8pm, Festival music goes till 10pm
8737 N Deerwood Drive, Brown Deer, WI
June 27 & 28 - Spring Green Art Fair
Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, 9am - 4pm
Downtown Spring Green, WI
July 25 & 26 - Midwest Fire Fest
August 7 & 8 - Transplanted Art Show
Friday, 12pm - 7pm, Saturday 11am-5pm
361 E Becher Street, Milwaukee, WI
August 15 - Agora Art Fair
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
5500 E Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI
September 12 & 13 - Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts & Crafts
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm
8881 W. Grange Avenue
Greendale, Wis. 53129
$5 per person, children under 10 free
September 13 - Mt. Mary University Starving Artists Show - CANCELLED
Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Mt. Mary University, Milwaukee, WI
$10 admission at the gate
October 3 & 4 - MKE - Fine Craft Studio Tour
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm both days
At my home: 8469 N 50th Street, Brown Deer, WI
December 11 & 12 - The Very Merry Holiday Fair
Friday, Noon - 6pm
Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Baraboo Arts & Convention Center, Baraboo, WI
On Sunday, July 29, 2018 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, several members of WDCC who are participating in Morning Glory, were featured in a extensive article on the front page of the Fresh section. Jean's Clay Studio is one of those artists. Click HERE for a link to the entire article.
Below is a link to a recent interview on Lake Effect with Bonnie North about the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council of which I have been a longtime member.
On Sunday, August 13, 2017, CBS 58 did an hour long show on local artists and arts organizations. I was a featured artist along with Bob Dickey, president of our Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council - WDCC. Here is our segment.
New 2018 Edition for Colectivo Coffee
In Celebration of Colectivo's 25th Anniversary, I just finished 800 new limited edition mugs for 2018. This year's design will not feature the classic mustachioed skull, but will be a coffee tree branch with coffee cherries in Black, Red and Colectivo Blue. The new mugs should be available for direct sales only in all of the Colectivo Coffee Cafes in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago areas November 2018.
Colectivo Coffee Mugs
The 2017 Limited Edition run of sugar skull mugs made for Colectivo Coffee Roasters are sold out. Here is a video of the mugs being made.
Below is a 4 minute video I created of the making of the exclusive pieces for the US Open Championship in June of 2017.