Kickapoo Pottery is located adjacent to Kickapoo State Park near Oakwood, Illinois. The studio is open the first full weekend of each month and by appointment or "catch me if you can." Functional stoneware is the main objective at Kickapoo Pottery. All pieces are hand-thrown on the potters wheel, lead free and oven & microwave safe. I use AMACO Potters Choice Glazes and Clay for most of the pieces. I also hand mix several other glazes including my special blue glaze seen on some pottery in the pictures below. I will also be producing Raku pieces for sale in the studio in 2016.
The Indian Statue is from Bear Hollow Wood Carvers of French Lick, In. Their other work can be seen at the web page - http://bearhollowwoodcarvers.com/ . We have named the Wooden Indian, Chief Kaw-Liga, after the song written by Hank Williams and Frank Rose and recorded by Hank Williams in 1952. To listen to the original recording - click on the YouTube video below.
To view the news cast from WCIA Chanel 3 about Kickapoo Pottery - click on the YouTube below.
Check out the blog entry by Lori Steward from her visit at Kickapoo Pottery in November of 2013. Click here -
Kickapoo Pottery Openings
OPEN APRIL TO DECEMBER - 2018 - Next Official Opening -
First Weekend in April 2018
OPEN THE FIRST FULL WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH
Call 217-474-5256 if you want to come out to shop.
Still have a good inventory in the studio. Open by Appointment through the Winter.
Apple Cobbler in a Kickapoo Pottery Pie Dish
* The name, Kickapoo Pottery, was chosen for the pottery studio because of its proximity to Kickapoo State Park near Oakwood, Illinois. All pottery made at the studio is original art made by the potter, Don Archer. However, the potter does not claim the pottery to be, depicted as, or displayed as original American Indian Pottery. Kickapoo Pottery is adjacent to Kickapoo Sate Park and Kennekeuk County Park that is named for Keannekeuk (c. 1790–1852), also known as the "Kickapoo Prophet", he was a Kickapoo Medicine Man and spiritual leader of the Vermilion band of the Kickapoo Nation.