I am Brian Mielke. I live with my wife Susan in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.
I run an in-home studio to throw, fire, and glaze stoneware for the purpose of producing functional pieces.
I am flattered that people of all ages use and enjoy my pottery.
My work is influenced by the Mingei philosophy; pots that are pleasing to use at an affordable price.
“Mingei the Mielkeyway” – by the people, for the people – seeing the beauty in ordinary utilitarian objects.
Use them and don’t be afraid to break them, you’ll be able to afford another.
Thank you for visiting my site and checking out my work.
Please contact me to shop the current inventory or to commission work.