Piper Pottery + Crafts create stoneware pottery in a modern yet rustic style, with nature-inspired designs
Piper Pottery wants to connect people with clay
Piper Pottery + Crafts, located on the banks of the Sangamon River in Seymour, Illinois, is known locally for creating stoneware pottery for the home and garden in a modern yet rustic style, with clean lines and nature-inspired designs. Using both wheel-thrown and hand-sculpted techniques, they are specialists in creating unique miniature pieces for use in the home and garden, and they hold regular classes to teach their techniques to the public.
“Playing in the mud,” Cammie Meerdink is passionate about clay and connecting others with it
Cammie Meerdink is the artist behind Piper Pottery + Crafts. For the past 20 years she has been "playing in the mud" – turning clay into beautiful and functional stoneware. Based in Seymour, Illinois, the studio’s name comes from Cammie’s maiden name and that of her youngest child.
Married, with three children, and a part time job as a nurse, life for Cammie is full. She creates and teaches both hand building and wheel thrown pottery in her home studio, as well as hosting classes at locations in several area communities.
As the pieces are worked in stoneware clay, the home and garden décor created at Piper Pottery is not only eye-catching, it is also safe for ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, and even outdoor use, as long as temperatures stay above freezing. This pottery is clearly meant to be used and enjoyed.
35 Fun & Easy Projects Using Air-Dry Clay
Air-dry clay is a wonderful alternative to more traditional forms of clay, as you don’t need to bake it at high temperatures in an oven or kiln for it to set. Therefore, it’s quick and easy to use, plus children will love working with it! When it comes to creating things with this humble little clay, the project options are absolutely endless. Here's 35 ideas to get you started.