Jill’s work as a potter began with Thomas’ encouragement and guidance. Having earned a degree from Northern Michigan University in the home and fine arts, working with clay was a fit! Her focus at present is hand building and working with forms. Jill’s artistic flair guarantees something unique and perhaps a little unusual as a result.
Jill and Thomas love collaborating on ideas and techniques, resulting in greater creative development in their work together since 2003.
The couple owns and operates Open Wings Gallery in Munising, Michigan which they opened in 2007 after completely renovating the building.
They reside on their farmstead just outside of Munising where they grow organic vegetables & fruit, tend chickens, and create in their home studio.