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Why We Make

Each piece of Piper Pottery 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 stoneware pottery.

Piper Pottery + Craft creates 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 and fallen leaves, pairing contemporary vessels with timeless designs.  Our vision is to connect people and clay; creating beautiful objects for everyday use.  This pottery is made to be used daily and can be safely left outdoors most of the year.

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

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.