Northern Lights Lamp Show at Clay Bay Pottery

Clay Bay Pottery opens its ninth annual Northern Lights Lamp show Saturday, August 15, from 10 am – 5 pm with a reception open to the public. The event features a variety of lamps created by owners Jeanne and David Aurelius and also original etchings by Larry Welo and original colored woodcuts by Carl Homstad, both of whom the Aureliuses met while attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Jeanne and David Aurelius have been known for their impressions of Door County on clay for the past 33 years. Not only has Ephraim been an all time favorite subject for Jeanne, but also woodland scenes, wild flowers, birds, and rural landscapes. David’s abstract impressions fit every home. His use of beautiful glazes and texture, and variety of patterns is very pleasing and makes a beautiful accent. There will be many lamps to pick from varying in size and decoration. 

Welo, who studied Art and Biology while a student at Luther College, began his career in art after graduating in 1974, focusing on etching. The artist says, “I learned by doing…Seeing and being able to communicate ideas as an artist is of great importance to me.”

In addition to Luther College, Homstad has studied painting and drawing in many places around the world. He is well known for his oil landscape paintings and colorful woodcuts, and he has been an Artist and Residence in schools for 35 years. His large painted murals of the past can be seen on buildings throughout Iowa in many towns and cities.

This exhibit runs through August 31.

Clay Bay Pottery Gallery, located 2.5 miles north of Sister Bay on Hwy  42, is open daily 10 am – 5 pm. For more information, email [email protected] or call 920.854.5027.