The Fired Earth Pottery Studio

Richard moving quickly from functional to abstract art.

Fired Earth Pottery has evolved over the years into a regional community clay center with classes, art residents, and private studio space. It is a large  3,000 sf space located on the second floor of the commercial building at the corner of Pacific and Morrison Streets just 5 blocks north of downtown Appleton.

Rick, Angie, and othersO teach classes here to both beginners and more advanced students during fall, winter and spring sessions. The classes offer basic to advanced instruction on handbuilding techniques, throwing, glazing, and kiln firing.  For those who wish to go further with explorations in clay (or glazes), the space also provides an art residency program.

The facilities at the studio consist of 8 wheels, a large electric kiln, a small Olympic gas fired updraft kiln, a 40 cubic foot Donovan Palmquist (Master Kiln Builders) downdraft kiln, a glaze room, lots of workspace, and a video and book library.

Pumpkin teapot.

Making beautiful artwork is what it is all about.

Debs thinking about dots and clay.

And, of course, happy students!

The bisque kiln gets loaded.

The electric kiln where the pots are fired prior to being glazed.


After the pots are glazed, they are loaded onto shelves to organize them for loading into the gas fired glaze kiln.


Studio Photos

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