A Potters Dream

As a sculptor, potter and jeweler for more than 40-years, Lionel Mindin dreamed of opening a pottery studio that would become a place for people to learn, explore and enjoy ceramics. He realized this dream in the Milwaukee Potters Guild. Here he creates pieces of art that reflect the greatest influences in his life – his family and his Marine Corps service.

An award winning artist, Lionel formed the Milwaukee Potters Guild as a place to teach future potters and expand the appreciation for the art of ceramics.

For the past several years, he has taught adult students at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Craft Center and Nicolet High School’s Recreation Department, helping beginning and advanced students learn the art of ceramics, glazing and firing. Some of his previous students are now professional potters and guild members.