Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists is a professional organization that supports

ceramic artists who identify as women in Minnesota. MNWCA provides its members opportunities for exhibiting, networking and mentoring throughout their ceramic careers. MNWCA furthers the creative and professional development of its members.


Lynnea Schwieters

Schwieters Pottery



Member profile details

First name
Last name
Your Company Name
Schwieters Pottery
651.653.7570 studio

Contact Data

13825 Fenway Blvd. N.

Art Involvement and Photos

Art Involvement
  • Artist
  • Arts Collector
  • Arts Supporter
Photo of Member
Photo of Artwork 1
Photo of Artwork 2

Artist Info

Artist Bio
I am a full time Ceramic Artist working out of my studio located in Hugo, Minnesota. Ceramics is my second career choice. The demanding schedule of a young family narrowed my options for a ceramic education. Because of this, I sought out short-term ceramic workshops and courses. From 2001-2004 I began independent study with porcelain ceramic artist and teacher Ernest Miller working on form, surface decoration and glazing. Other educational experiences include workshops offered by Potters Council, Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MNWCA) Northern Clay Center and NCECA.
My process begins by throwing porcelain clay on a wheel and altering the shape by carving, paddling and rasping. The basis for my surface decorations begin with sketching or photographing imagery from nature, my floral garden, and fabrics. My surface decorating techniques include slip application, carving, incising, underglazing, Mishima and sgraffito. These integrated designs articulate the porcelain form creating areas for glazes to pool creating depth to the imaginary. My color palette is influenced by my garden, the sky and setting sun. It is my intention to bring everyday elegance to your tabletop and home.
Clay used
  • Porcelain
Type of work
  • Functional
Firing range/type
  • Electric, high-fire oxidation
  • Electric, mid-range
  • Electric, low-fire oxidation
  • Raku
  • Slab
  • Throwing
  • Thrown and altered
  • Handbuilding
  • Slip-casting
  • Press molded
Additional techniques
  • Carving
  • Sgraffito
  • Lusters
  • Decals/image transfer
  • Slip trailing
  • Stamping/texture
  • Mold Making
  • Glaze formulation/chemistry
  • Underglazes

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