Meet the makers

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Studio 2 Ceramics got its start in 2005 when Duluth native, Jim Alworth, was creating clay monsters instead of doing “serious art” and Carolina native, Grace, was tickled that an artist was having fun. We incorporate joy and a playful spirit in all the work we do.

We purchase our supplies from local businesses and use sustainable and earth-gentle practices whenever possible. We don’t use molds or heavy machinery and our kiln is powered by the solar panels above our studio in Northeast Minneapolis.

You will notice slight variations from mug to mug because each piece is made by hand. We want you to know that an actual human made your mug because we are artists, not a factory.

Our love for pottery is infectious so we opened a classroom the summer of 2017. We teach low-pressure, casual classes with the goal of sharing this love.

Our art is inspired by the creativity and generosity of our community and we’d love to have you be a part of it.

(Jim is still making those monsters and Grace still thinks they are hilarious.)