Dietrich Focuses on Fish

Pottery in Door County doesn’t mean just coffee mugs and vases. At Ellison Bay Pottery, 12156 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay, master potter John Dietrich loves making pottery fish, which serve as small wall sculptures.

Feed the Fish, a movie filmed in Ellison Bay several years ago, served as his inspiration, and as each year brought a new series of fish, Dietrich has focused on expressing the essence of fish rather than depicting different kinds of fish. This summer’s raku firings have yielded a wide variety of fish colors and expressions, and Dietrich expects to fire more during the fall.

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