About the Studio

The Mission

Located at Saint John’s University on the western edge of the campus in Saint Joseph Hall, The Saint John’s Pottery embodies, by demonstration and practical experience, the integration of aesthetic, scientific, humanistic, and moral approaches to sustainable living in relation to nature.

The pottery program occupies not only a physical space on the University grounds, but also an intellectual and spiritual space; the studio embodies the University’s commitment to the integration of art and life, the preservation of the environment, the linkage of work and worship, and the celebration of diverse cultures.

Ancient Pacific Rim methods of pottery are combined with available local resources and attention to process, anchoring a vision of sustainability. The Saint John’s Pottery enriches the environment and materials that make creation possible. It seeks ways to maintain and develop these things so that the creative process may speak to and span across generations.