To celebrate their 41st year and John Dietrich’s birthday, Ellison Bay Pottery has planned an open house on Aug. 22, 1 – 5 pm. Cupcakes and beverages will be served. In addition to the new ceramics from their most recent firing, there will be a small “Retrospective 2015” of Dietrich’s pottery from his earliest years from various collections. He is passionate about creating functional ceramic pottery because he puts a small piece of himself into each piece, imparting movement and life. He’s also passionate about exploring and experimenting with alternative firing techniques. As always, everything he learns or is exposed to has a subtle influence on his work, and therefore his pottery is ever evolving. Ellison Bay Pottery is located at 12156 Garrett Bay Road. For more information call 920.854.5049.