About Fired Earth Studio & Gallery
Fired Earth Pottery opened in Appleton in October, 1997. Rick McKinney is the potter, as well as the owner of the studio and gallery. Rick specializes in high-fired functional pottery. All the pottery is designed for use in the home. It is lead-free, and microwave and dishwasher safe. Both the fired clay, and the glazes, are waterproof.
Fired Earth has an Annual Christmas Sale and Open House at the beginning of December each year. The open house features the stoneware and porcelain work of Rick McKinney as well as the work of three other artists. Beth Wenger Johnstone will be featuring her unique and beautiful glass lampwork and silver jewelry, fabric artist Judy Treichel will be introducing her unique wool designs. and Greg Bracken will have his beautiful pastel and oil paintings for sale, as well as his pet portraits. For details, please check the 'Events' page of the website.
Pottery classes are offered at Fired Earth Pottery. The 8 week class sessions meet once a week for three hours right in the studio, so students have full access to the facilities of a professional pottery studio, including over 50 glazes, and a variety of kilns. Students may also come in on Saturday afternoons during the open studio time (available for students only). Sessions begin in early September, early January, and early March. For more information, please check the section of the website on classes, or call the pottery (920) 205-2701