connecting people + clay 

Our shop carries ready-to-ship pottery in a variety of styles and we do accept custom & wholesale orders

Piper Pottery + Crafts is known for creating stoneware pottery for the home and garden in a modern yet rustic style, with clean lines and nature-inspired designs. Using both wheel thrown and hand built techniques, we specialize in creating unique miniature pieces for use in the home and garden.  Several of our full-sized product lines utilize vintage doily impressions, combining the new clay forms with these wonderful timeless designs.  Our vision is to connect people and clay; creating beautiful objects for everyday use.   Our pottery is oven and microwave safe and can be used outdoors most of the year.

All pieces are new and handcrafted. Each piece is handmade in our home studio, located on the banks of the Sangamon River in Seymour, IL.  Natural objects, vintage bits, and a little bit of modern inspiration are baked together in the kiln to create our distinctive pottery.

We also offer one-time classes at several locations where you can learn how to make your own clay pieces using a variety of easy to learn hand-building techniques – no experience in clay required.

For the more adventurous or more advanced, classes of 1-2 in wheel thrown pottery or 3-6 in hand built pottery are offered at the home studio in Seymour.

Private parties and classes can be arranged at your location or at the home studio.

connecting people + clay

Cammie Meerdink is the artist behind Piper Pottery + Crafts. For over 20 years, she has been playing in the mud – turning clay into beautiful and functional ware. Based in Seymour, IL, the studio’s name comes from the artist’s maiden name and that of her youngest child. With three kids, a husband, and a part time job as a nurse, life is full! Cammie creates and teaches both hand building and wheel thrown pottery in her home studio, as well as hosting classes at locations in several area communities.