Windy Ridge pots are inspired by the rich global history of folk pottery and grounded in the rolling hills of Southwestern Wisconsin.
At the heart of Windy Ridge Pottery is our 30-foot long, three-chambered wood-fired climbing kiln. Our kiln and multi-day firings, combined with extensive use of hand-processed local clay and glaze materials, give our pots character, warmth, and depth.
Our work is deeply inspired by the ancient pottery of ancient Korea, China, Japan, and Great Britain, but reflects the ways we interact with food, family, flowers, and friends today. We look forward to sharing our process, place, and pots with you during the Fall Art Tour.
Joe's wife, Christy, is taking a sabbatical from making pots for the 2017 Fall Art Tour. She is raising chickens, vegetables, and the sweetest little girl you can imagine. Miss Cleo, who turns 2 in July, would love to show you her sandbox and pinch pots during the Tour.