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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Mike Mustain

Ceramicist Mike Mustain Pottery
Wheelersburg Ohio United States


Mike is a self-taught potter from Southern Ohio and owner of Mike Mustain Pottery, where he teaches intro-level pottery classes. His work is a combination of unfettered technique and experimental processes, lending to the uncomplicated and playful nature of his ceramics. When he’s not working in the studio, he’s traveling the country collaborating with and learning from other artists. Mike’s pottery is pure and uncomplicated, and draws from the natural landscape, reflecting organic forms and earthy color palettes found throughout Southern Ohio.  Other areas of work include sculpture, installation, wood firing, pit firing, and documentary filmmaking. 

Artist Statement

“Using my hands to build and create from nothing while altering form, texture, and purpose makes clay an exciting medium to work with. With ceramics, I can narrow my focus and temporarily escape a busy mind, taking comfort in the flexibility of clay.”