Spooner Creek is the artwork of Michael Macone expressed in clay. He has been making pottery for over 30 years and his work is in collections around the world. Michael grew up in a very creative environment, as his mother was an artist and she encouraged his gift at an early age. In his high school years, Michael was introduced to clay and never looked back.
“That’s when I developed a unique engraving technique that allowed me to etch my designs right into the clay, rather than placing them only on the surface. This gives the work a dimensional quality that can be appreciated with the hand as well as the eye.” This process made it possible to produce a line of high quality ceramic art tiles. We approach clay much like paper or canvas. To us, the pottery is just a means to express our graphic ideas and designs. We are more interested in imagery than function. The shapes and glaze effects are always secondary to the images and textures that we draw, engrave, then stamp into the clay. We're havin' fun....we hope you enjoy!"