Eye on Art: Stuchell Ceramics
A Petoskey husband & wife duo who create stunning ceramic pieces
Meet the owners, operators and artists that make up Stuchell Ceramics: Emily & Stephen!
Their functional and stunning ceramic work brings a splash of northern Michigan into just about anyone’s home.
Some of their pieces they have designed and that are available for purchase include: cookie jars, serving plates, egg dishes, serving bowls, trivets, bowls, vases & mugs. In fact, if you’ve ever stopped by Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, you have most likely seen their custom designed mug there! (Check out their Facebook to see how it was made. Talk about impressive!)
Here is a closer look into our Eye on Art Featured Artists
Emily Stuchell is a northern Michigan potter who creates functional pieces taking inspiration
from nature and the area where she lives. She has been mastering her ceramic work over the
past 10 years.
Emily started her journey in clay in high school and quickly fell in love with texture and
interesting glazes. She experimented with glaze mixing and this love stayed with her. After
college she fell back into working with clay when she married potter, Stephen Stuchell and had
the luxury of a full studio at her finger tips. She took some time to find her style but now has a
very distinct line of nature inspired work that is both traditional and contemporary. Together both
Emily and Stephen are the artists behind Stuchell Ceramics. They work together on many of the
pieces in their vast line of functional pottery.
Stuchell ceramics has been going strong for about 10 years and can be found at the Crooked
Tree Art Center Artisan and Farmers market in Petoskey every Friday, we also participate in
many art shows in Northern Michigan including Charlevoix Apple Festival, Merry Makers Art
show at Crooked Tree Art Center Petoskey, Nubs Nob, Frankfort, Petoskey Art in the park and
Stephen was born and raised outside Detroit, MI. His mother being an artist and teacher was the most influential person in his decision to pursue a career in the Arts. He took great interest in the field of ceramics from his high school where he received a blue ribbon award in ceramics. This gave him the confidence, (and ego), to go further. Stephen moved to Berkeley,CA. and started slip casting bathroom pedestal sinks and accessories while receiving his BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland,CA. After which, he changed mediums and moved to L.A. moving into film/video-post production. He slowly returned back to ceramics finally setting up his own studio. Feeling the desire to refine and develop his skills further he searched and received a job as a Production Potter at Simon Pearce in VT. He then returned to MI to be closer to family and set up a home studio in Petoskey. Stephen also teaches adult and kid pottery classes at CTAC -Petoskey and is an adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College. He currently instructs a ceramic class at Independence Village, Petoskey as well.
You can keep up with Emily and Stuchell Ceramics by liking Stuchell Ceramics on
Facebook or following her on Instagram at PotteryStuch.