Cary Hulin

Cary Hulin received a BFA from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. After working at Cornwall Bridge Pottery in Connecticut and Westerwald Pottery in Pennsylvania for several years, he opened Holmes County Pottery in 1994. He uses Ohio clay to throw functional forms that are enhanced with surface designs by wife Stephanie Hulin. The pots are then fired in a 400-cubic-foot wood kiln.

Stephanie Hulin

For nearly ten years, Stephanie Hulin led the Lexington Art League as executive director/curator and served as part of the dance faculty at the University of Kentucky. Since 2021, she has worked with Cary Hulin at Holmes County Pottery, experimenting with various techniques and slips to enhance the surfaces of their functional forms. The pair fire their wood kiln four times a year.

Catie Miller

A full-time studio artist in Fargo, North Dakota, Catie Miller earned dual degrees in art education and ceramics from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She throws, handbuilds and uses slip molds to create functional pots, then uses transfers of her drawings and printed imagery to enhance the surfaces. Her work has been featured in Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly magazines.

About Us


In 1977, Phyllis Blair Clark and the College of Wooster Art Department hosted the “Wooster Workshop,” with artists Ginny and Tom Marsh as demonstrators. A total of 35 students attended. That workshop—and the accompanying exhibition—expanded over the years thanks to Clark’s guidance, eventually becoming the highly regarded “Functional Ceramics Workshop.” In 1987, Clark moved the event to the newly renovated Wayne Center for the Arts. Over 200 artists attended that year. In 2012, she handed the reigns (and the whistle!) over to Ohio Designer Craftsmen. We are honored to continue the tradition of presenting outstanding workshops to a community of potters.


Established in 1963, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, located in Columbus, Ohio, is a nonprofit organization that supports artists and the community through year-round programming. ODC organizes three fine craft fairs, as well as “Functional Ceramics Workshop,” and owns and operates the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, where we present exhibitions of fine craft and offer educational programming for all ages and skill levels. Ongoing funding for Ohio Designer Craftsmen is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Foundation. For further information about the organization and its mission, click here.

Workshop Location

Wayne Center for the Arts
237 S. Walnut St.
Wooster, Ohio

Organized by
Ohio Designer Craftsmen

1665 W. Fifth Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm

Via Email

For further information:

Via Phone


Our Sponsors