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About

… you can expect hand made pottery, thoughtfully designed in many unique styles and shapes…Karen Bressi at the Grand Opening of Generous Earth Pottery March 17, 2010

 

Generous Earth Pottery was founded in 2010 with the thought of bringing an idea to life….To provide a clay studio to those who seek to learn how to make pottery. Many years later the community of potters working in community is what gives Generous Earth Pottery life.

Under the watchful eyes of our talented and insightful instructors, hundreds of student potters have discovered their own sense of center and style. These instructors give our students encouragement, critique and guide in such personal ways that our students evolve rather than develop, for pottery is an intensely personal and a life long journey. You can come understand this philosophy only by experiencing it. Generous Earth Pottery prides itself on providing that pathway.

Our studio is managed by Shane Lamb, who incidentally started as a student at Generous Earth Pottery. Under his guidance, pieces flow through the process and become personal treasures. He mixes his own glazes, experiments with many forms, in all sizes and inspires all that enter into his world. Shane’s work and few select others are available for sale in the Retail Gallery.

What you can expect is hand made pottery, thoughtfully designed in many unique styles and shapes, each one individual and meant for you to enjoy and cherish for generations to come. We offer our wares at reasonable prices.  Sometimes we use multiple glazes, add handles or lids and this may cause the price to increase.

At Generous Earth Pottery, we use pure materials from a reputable supplier; Our Generous Earth. These do not contain lead. All products are food safe and most are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. We recommend hand washing to ensure you can pass the pottery down to your great-grandchildren and beyond. We further advise that over-use in a microwave may at some point weaken the clay structure and cause cracking. This may not occur in your lifetime, but you should be aware of this to protect your investment.

Our selection of pieces vary throughout the year, but there are always a wide selection of vases, mugs, bowls of all sizes and shapes along with a few unique pieces all available and ready for purchase. Alternatively we can shipped anywhere.

Customers can custom order pieces and choose color combination they would like. This requires a personal visit to the studio and time spent with Shane to discuss dimensions, style and glaze selection. We require a 50% deposit on the complete order for work to commence. There are several opportunities along the process for the customer to view developments.

Materials

We work with clay purchased from Continental Clay in Minneapolis.

There are a variety of glazes in use all designed for particular clays, but all are lead-free and food safe. Generous Earth Pottery makes most of our own glazes. While we have a wide variety of traditional colors, we also offer a unique selection of colors for the contemporary shopper.

We would love to see you in our studio as a customer or student!

Our Process

At Generous Earth Pottery, I use pure materials from a reputable supplier – our generous earth. These do not contain lead. All products are food safe, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. I do recommend hand washing to ensure you can pass the pottery down to your great-grandchildren and beyond.

Contact Us

karen@generousearthpottery.com

(608) 782–3904

321 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Business Hours:

Hours Open:
Monday to Saturday--10 am to 6 pm
Sundays-- 11 am to 5 pm

Classes

Check out the classes page in order to get a better idea of what we have to offer. You can also look for open studio time or monthly studio time offers that we have as well in the studio.

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