the shop

Our shop is currently open for in-person sales as well as online – to acquire any of the work below contact us through email leave your phone number and what you are interested in purchasing. We will call you to take your order. You can also call us directly.
219-362-9478
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Ceramics
Wood firing is a unique process in which flashes of fire and ash occur leaving their mark. All the works are wood fired and assisted by a unique process we designed for this kiln to utilize used fryer oil to finish the firing. Reducing the used vegetable oil from the waste stream and reducing our firing time.
The glazes used here have been developed by Jon to create unique work with a regional essence by using many local plants and clay from our region.
Handmade Paper
All the papers are produced in our studio. The papers are formed traditional western style and are archivally made. Most of the fibers are gathered locally. All of these papers have multiple processes applied and work very well. The paste papers are handmade papers  as well using many of the pigmented papers in stock. We have attempted to take the best images of the papers but there is nothing like the real thing – we highly suggest purchasing sample books. All paper sales are final.

Ceramic works listed below measure L x W x H

fermentation jars
The hand thrown jars were created as fermentation vessels to ferment foods that are extremely important to our health and store the bounty from the season. The jar design is based on different cultures and how one ferments vegetables. These jars are made from high fired durable stoneware and are designed to last many generations. The jar comes with a lid and weights. The jars hold 5 to 6 quarts. Each is stamped with a consecutive number in the order they were made, each one is unique.

The fermentation jars are popular we have 4 more in the kiln and will be posted on Thursday December 10.  

pigs
I have been making these pigs for years. They have traveled all over the world. This is the first time they will be offered online. They sneak their way into the kiln when I have small spaces to fill. They have brought incredible delight to the young and old alike. They really have become a  symbol of our connection to our homestead and the environment that we are humbled by on a daily basis.

holiday tumblers – shot cups – goblets
These holiday tumblers were designed for your favorite holiday drinks with dimples to fit your fingers during your festive events. Shot cups and goblets can be sold as a set or singley.

teapots – teacups – tea jars – creamers
The tea pots are designed with a built in strainer so you can use loose tea leaves directly in the pot. The traditional tea cup is made without a handle, if you are interested in handled cups check out the coffee cups.

mugs & cups
We have found the perfect coffee cup size and shape, ceramic is known to keep liquids hot longer. The 10 oz. cup is perfect for your morning cup of coffee or tea. The beer mugs were designed with the old world beer stein in mind, the lip curves in slightly to keep the foam contained. These hold 20 oz. and make an excellent large tea mug.

bowls – stew, soup, & serving
Bowls have many uses in our kitchen, it is one of the most used dish. Serving bowls for meals and individual soup and stew bowls for chili or lamb stew.

jugs & funnels
We keep a jug of olive oil near our stove for cooking.

vases , bottles & lidded jars

garlic jars
These have been incredibly popular. We will have a fresh batch by early December. Each of these jars holds about a pound of garlic. The carved openings allow air to flow around your garlic which keeps it fresh. If you are interested in organic garlic we have it available.

pitchers
We use pitchers all the time for water, ice tea, lemonade, sangria, and smaller pitchers for milk, gravy, or salad dressing.

 plates


Handmade Paper
pricelist and descriptions below

Paste Papers
All of the paste papers are on handmade paper. The first 3 are on abaca. The rest are on cotton

rag. All of the papers are internally sized. The paste is made from organic wheat & rice flours.

The colorant used is an acrylic based pigment.


pricelist and descriptions below

Sample books
HPP papers     
                        3″ x 6″                20.00
Paste paper book                    3″ x 8″                25.00

Indiana Indigenous
Farmer denim 100%                 18 x 24                   9.00
colophon denim purple             18 x 24                   9.00
Indiana corn                             18 x 24                  10.00
momiINDIANA-blue                   16.5 x 22.5            10.00
Indiana daylily/iris mix                18 x 24                 10.00
natural & black
Indiana wheat straw                  18 x 24                   10.00
natural & red
Indiana hay                               18 x 24                   10.00
Indiana sisal                              18 x 24                  10.00
Indiana phragmites (coming soon Spring 2021)
Indiana garlic leaf   (coming soon Spring 2021)
Indiana Walnut                          17.5 x 23.25           15.00
Moon                                      18 x 24                   20.00
Cubed                                     18 x 24                   20.00
Red Gold Grill                         18 x 24                   20.00
Squares                                   18 x 24                   20.00
BK Paper Case                       18 x 24                     9.00
BK text                                    18 x 24                      8.00
Trans abaca                            18 x 24                     8.00
Uthuppuru sage                     18 x 24                      7.00
Beidler Blue Laid                   18.25 x 22.5               7.00
Jana Laid                                18.25 x 22.5               7.00
Martin drawing/print papers 18 x 24                       7.00
grey, terra cotta, charcoal, black, hot pink, gold,silver

paper descriptions

Farmer denim is made from 100% worn blue jeans from my neighbors and my sons who farm and work the land. When chatting it up with the neighbors at any given time of the year I am presented with worn jeans of all sizes.

colophon denim purple is the same lovely denim with added pigment. This sheet is homage to the creator of Colophon – my favorite hippie Nancy Morain – her favorite color purple.

Indiana corn is 100% organic stalk and stem of the corn plant, which is in the grass family. We grow our own sweet corn for harvest on land that we are regenerating. This paper is internally sized.

momiINDIANA-blue is a 100% cotton rag that is sized, wrinkled, and then ironed and starched. Being enamored with momigami paper I wanted to create a sheet that was made from local cotton fiber but have the same suppleness that momigami

Indiana daylily & iris mix  is the leaves of the orange daylily flower you may see on country roadsides and the bearded iris. The daylily fiber is grown on my homestead in which it provides so many animals and insects with food, shade and camouflage. When frost comes in fall I am able to harvest the leaves. This paper is internally sized and comes in a natural medium brown and a pigmented black. The Iris is collected from the county library in the fall.

Indiana wheat straw            is a grass fiber and is harvested from an organic wheat field using regenerative practices. The sheets are internally sized and come a natural golden yellow or red.

Indiana hay is a multi-grass fiber and is harvested from an organic hay field using regenerative practices. The sheets are internally sized and come a natural green.

Indiana sisal is a grass fiber that comes to the U.S. as twine to be used in agriculture to bind hay and straw bales. I get mine from my own bales and collect the natural twine from the neighbors’. It is internally sized and comes in a natural tan or pigmented midnight blue.

Indiana Walnut is a 100% cotton rag sheet that has been coated with a black walnut dye from our trees on our homestead. The sheets are crumpled to soften, brush dyed and finally coated with thin layer of shellac to seal the walnut. They are reminiscent of worn leather but thin and pliable to fold around book board. The sheets are sized and the cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.

 Moon, Cubed, Red Gold Grill, Squares are magical. All of these papers are cotton rag, internally sized, and pigmented. These are 100% paper fiber and are not printed. They use unique stenciling or hand/fiber manipulation techniques to create the designs. The color on top of each sheet (2 for cubed) is pigmented paper pulp. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.

BK Paper Case & BK text   are papers created for Barbara Korbel, a bookbinder in the Chicago area. They are composed of flax and cotton. The case comes in 3 thicknesses.015”, .013”, .010”. The text is about .004”. Barbara and I had a long discussion about her needs and what she thought others would need. This paper is internally sized.

Translucent abaca  is a fiber from the Philippines. It is a non-bearing banana plant in which the stalk and stem is used. This pulp is beaten for a long time in a Hollander beater to become this translucent. The fiber is very long making these thin sheets very tough. This paper is internally sized.

Uthuppuru sage is named after Mary Uthuppuru who understands the color green. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. This sheet is internally sized.

Beidler Blue Laid is a paper composed of denim from my farmers and cotton. It is made on a historic Barcham Green Mill mould. Brien Beidler is a bookbinder currently located in Bloomington, IN. He wanted to recreate a historic blue paper. He was exceptionally fond of how it appeared on his work and his clients.

Jana Laid is a thin laid paper designed collaboratively with Jana Dambrogio a conservator at MIT to attempt to create historical modern paper strong enough to be letter locked. This paper is internally sized and can be externally gelatin sized on request. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.

Martin are internally sized and 100% cotton. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. An art professor of mine came to meet when I set up my studio and asked if I could make him a paper. The paper needed to be able to print on, draw on, ran through an inkjet printer, occasional water medium. Thus I came up with this recipe for the paper and offer it in many colors. His name was Ray Martin.