Art & Craft Fair Calendar / News & Current Events
Most of my pottery can be purchased directly from local Art & Craft Fairs and Galleries around Southeastern Wisconsin. Below are lists of current Fairs & Galleries where you can find my work. You can also shop online at Jean's Clay Studio on Etsy. 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.
New Madison Union Terrace Mugs
I am now an officially a Licensed Artisan with the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I have created Union Terrace Chair mugs that will be available at the Madison Art Fair On The Square and Online via Etsy, or at the studio, until I have sold out. Update: 7/24/2019 - Mugs are sold out for this year. Stay tuned next July 1, 2020 when I will have another batch ready for sale!
Here is a shortened version of how this came about....... I was asked to create a custom mug for the Union Terrace Gift shop. Found out later after the order was complete that I needed to purchase a $100 annual licensing fee with approval from the UW and a 12% royalty fee, even though the order was wholesale. After I did the math, I realized it would make more sense to sell these myself!
Never intending to become a Licensed Artisan with the UW, I will now proudly bear the seal of approval AND the Bucky sticker!!!!!......
The mugs have been created in 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.
Can't make it to a local show? You can always SHOP ONLINE and get items shipped directly to your house or come to the studio in Brown Deer to pick up your items. The local pickup coupon code is: LOCALPICKUP2018
Here is my video of the making of the "Coffee Cherry mugs"
2019 Fair Calendar
February 2 - Fall in Love with Handmade
Saturday, 10am - 2pm
Becket's, 1 City center in Downtown- Oshkosh, WI
April 5 & 6 - Prairie View Fine Arts
Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm
DuPage Unitarian Universalists Church
1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, IL
April 14 - MKE Local Market - 414 Day!
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Third Branch Creative Studio
133 Pittsburgh Ave, Milwaukee, WI
April 26 - WDCC Gallery Night
Friday 6pm - 9pm
Hudson Business + Lounge
Third Ward, Milwaukee
May 4 & 5 - The Clay Collective Pottery Tour
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm both days
Jean's Clay Studio will be in Cambridge at
Glen Cutcher's Home
June 1 - Brown Deer Eat & Greet on the Street
Saturday, Marketplace: 2pm - 8pm, Festival music goes till 10pm
8737 N Deerwood Drive, Brown Deer, WI
June 22 & 23 - Naperville Fine Arts & Artisan Fair
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm
Naper Settlement, 523 South Webster Street
June 29 & 30 - Spring Green Art Fair
Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, 9am - 4pm
Downtown Spring Green, WI
July 13 & 14 - Madison Art Fair On The Square
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Capital Square, Madison, WI
July 20 & 21 - Midsummer Festival of the Arts
Saturday & Sunday
John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
July 27 & 28 - Midwest Fire Fest
August 10 & 11 - Morning Glory Art Fair
Saturday and Sunday 10am- 5pm
Plaza of Fiserv Forum, Downtown Milwaukee, WI
August 17 - Agora Art Fair
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
5500 E Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI
September 8 - Mt. Mary University Starving Artists Show
Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Mt. Mary University, Milwaukee, WI
$10 admission at the gate
October 5 & 6 - MKE - Fine Craft Studio Tour
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm both days
At my home: 8469 N 50th Street, Brown Deer, WI
October 13 - Milwaukee Empty Bowls
Sunday, 11am - 2pm
MSOE Kern Center, Milwaukee, WI
This is not an art fair but a wonderful fundraiser for
local food banks and meal programs!
November 16 & 17 - MMoCA Art & Gift Fair
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
December 13 & 14 - The Very Merry Holiday Fair
Friday, Noon - 6pm
Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Baraboo Arts & Convention Center, Baraboo, WI
On Sunday, July 29, 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.
Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC) celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2016. To celebrate, they featured profiles of their current members. My personal profile was published on the site just recently. Click Here to read it.