In accordance with city guidelines, The Clay Studio has resumed quarterly classes. DATE NIGHTS are currently on hold due to the pandemic. You are welcome to purchase Gift Certificates for future workshops (Date Nights will be back!)
Paul Eshelmans developing artistic interests were directed along practical lines as he grew up in Iowa. He received a B.A. in art from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and an M.F.A. in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Laurel received a B.S. in biology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Since 1988, Paul and Laurel have been living and making pottery in Elizabeth, a small farming community in northwestern Illinois.
The clay body is a red stoneware; the glazes are all lead free. Clarity is given to simple forms by contrasting glazed and unglazed surfaces. Paul's pure clean glazes render elegant presentations of food and drink.
50% of your purchase directly supports the artist, and 50% of
your purchase supports the operations of The Clay Studio, a nonprofit that serves 35,000 people,
including 2,000 underserved school children, each year.