Wisconsin artist Michael Macone was planning to be a painter until his high school pottery instructor exposed him to all the wonders of clay. He enrolled in Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, but couldn't shake his ceramic experiences, so he decided to revisit pottery. He created one of a kind clay art and exhibited throughout the country winning many awards, but eventually grew tired of the travel. He and his wife now have a gallery / cafe where patrons can try their own hand at pottery. "Macone Clay" is the new line of clay art which he sells to shops and art galleries throughout the country. Michael's two sons, Miles and Clayton and his son in law Dan Temple are now working with him. "We approach clay much like paper or canvas. To us, the pottery is just a means to express our graphic ideas and designs. We are more interested in imagery than function. The shapes and glaze effects are always secondary to the images and textures that we draw, engrave, then stamp into the clay." We're havin' fun....we hope you enjoy!