Details: Winchester uses two approaches. Some of his work is standardized in a production line. Other pieces are one of a kind.  Mugs, serving bowls and wall plates in several sizes, sculptural teapots and vases.

Tony Winchester's current work reflects his philosophy of pottery's 3 basic shapes: the cylinder, the sphere & the platter. By combining these 3 in differing proportions, Tony will come up with a wide variety of functional and sculptural forms.


EDUCATION & Work


  • BFA, Bellevue University, Bellevue Nebraska, 1993
  • Double major 6 credit thesis: Ceramics, 3 credit thesis: Sculpture
  • Independent studio potter, Winchester Pottery since 1993
  • Workshop Leader 1998 –present various colleges, schools, and private organizations
  • Adjunct Professor Bellevue University Summer Evening Semester 2006
  • Pottery Instructor, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA 1998
  • Pottery Instructor Winter Evening Semester Bellevue University 1994
  • Studio Assistant, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN  1993
  • Sculpture Assistant, John Lajba, Omaha NE 1994Sculpture Assistant, Leslie Bruning, Omaha NE 1993


AWARDS


  • 1st Place Clay Festival of the Arts, Steven’s Point WI
  • Invitational Award Art Fair on the Square Madison WI
  • Award of Excellence Crafts Affair Cincinatti OH
  • Invitational Award Cambridge Pottery Festival, Cambridge WI
  • Award Winner Strictly Functional Lancaster Pa
  • Ceramics Monthly Purchase Award Winterfair, ColumbusOH                                                   
  • Invitational Award Cambridge Pottery Festival, Cambridge WI
  • Invitational Award Cambridge Pottery Festival, Cambridge WI
  • Invitational Award Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN
  • Invitational Award Cambridge Pottery Festival, Cambridge WIInvitational Award Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN


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  • Grand Champion US Pottery Games Cambridge WI
  • Best In Clay Midwest Salute to the Masters Fairview Heights Il
  • Grand Champion US Pottery Games Cambridge Wi
  • Best in Category Madison Art fair Off the Square, Madison WI
  • Invitational Award Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN2005   Best In Category Spring Green Arts Fair Spring Green WI


2006  7th Annual Western Iowa Artists Assoc.  Anita Wallis Award of Excellence, Modale IA


  • Grand Champion US Pottery Games Cambridge WI
  • 2nd Place Peoples Choice Award Strictly Functional Pottery National Lancaster PA


 EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

  • 2006   The Teapot   Kalamazoo Institute of Arts   Kalamazoo MI
  • Teapot: Form & Function - Oregon Potters Assoc Portland OR
  • Strictly Functional Pottery National - Lancaster PA
  • Workshop Coconino Community College Flagstaff AZ


2005  Exhibition & Workshop Terra Incognito, Chicago IL


  • Workshop Glendale Community College, Glendale AZ
  • Workshop College of Lake County, IL
  • 2004  Exhibition & Workshop, Pre NCECA, Marion College, Indianapolis IN
  • Workshop Kalamazoo Community College, Kalamazoo MI  
  • Workshop Monroe Community College, Monroe MI
  • 2003  Workshop  “Centered” Pottery Guild, CT
  • 2002 Strictly Functional Pottery Exhibition, Lancaster Pa
  • Functional Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, Wooster OH
  • 2001 Dessert Works Invitational Exhibition, Indiana University SW, New Albany IN
  • 2000 20th Anniversary Cup Show, Lill St Gallery Chicago Il
  • Strictly Functional Pottery Exhibition, Lancaster Pa
  • Lighten Up Candlestick Invitational  Ohio Crafts Museum, Wooster OH
  • Soup Tureen Invitational Indiana University SW, New Albany IN
  • Functional Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, Wooster OH
  • Strictly Functional Pottery Exhibition, Lancaster Pa


PUBLICATIONS


2001  Feature Article, 6 pgs  Ceramics Monthly November issue


2002  Feature Article, 2 pgs  Horsing Around Magazine, UK  Nov issue

2003  Teapot featured in 500 Teapots, Lark Books


 Featured Artist in Giffin Grip advertisements, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times 2006  Funky Teapot Featured on Cover Sightings Magazine Summer 2006  Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

6322  113th Ave
Fennville, MI

​Phone: (269)686-6343 

...a connection to the artist and the land

Tony and Mindy Winchester


Tony & Mindy Winchester - Ceramic Artists   


I love to facet, alter, assemble and add sculptural elements to my wheel thrown forms. I use cone 10 reduction stoneware for its durability and functionality; spraying contrasting glazes, seeking both depth and detail in color, and contrast of texture that will accentuate the sculptural aspects of my forms. I am always looking to express gesture, fluidity, and arrested motion: the essence of process. The process is my passion.
      -Tony Winchester

Mindy's intricately applies colored slips to functional wares.  Her work features equine art and landscapes.  Tony received his BFA in sculpture and ceramics from Bellevue College, a small school in Nebraska. His love of sculptural form finds its match in, as he puts it, "the emotional and gestural qualities of clay."  The flowing qualities of ash glazes and matte glazes create a richness of surface which enhances the movement and mood of his work. In these wheel-thrown and altered stoneware pieces, colors create small landscapes, all different.  He has worked as an independent studio potter since 1993. Winchester's work is lead free, oven and microwave safe.