HANDCRAFTED POTTERY

MEET THE ARTISTS

MIKE CONE

"Cone’s ceramic creations are fanciful, brightly colored and reveal ardent attention to detail. He may use a small handmade ceramic flower stamp to manually press a repeated design around the outside of a pot, or layer his custom-mixed glazes until just the right finish is achieved. Likewise, his in-depth knowledge of arid plants and how to grow them in the desert enables him to make stoneware planters that work well in the Southwest. For example, many of his pots perch on hand-rolled clay feet that elevate the vessels off the ground, which means that ants and termites are less likely to nest underneath.”  

- Susan Regan, Phoenix Home & Garden