When the Clay Coyote first began more than two decades ago, the vision was simple: create a space where people come to buy handmade, functional, and affordable pottery in central Minnesota.
Those words still read true today at the Clay Coyote under the management of Morgan (Betsy’s daughter) and Ian Baum, the second generation of the Clay Coyote.
At the Clay Coyote we believe in creating a new destination for Emerging Artists and the clay-loving community that supports their craft so that there are new potters and new handmade arts for generations to come.
Because of the high cost of starting a pottery studio and the high cost of ongoing management of a pottery studio, there is a need for artists to come together to share resources. The Clay Coyote Studio still makes the pots you know and love, but we also work with new potters just starting out their careers. The Clay Coyote offers a fully functioning studio space and retail space. We all work together to create an environment that encourages creation of high quality, unique, and affordable handmade pottery. We provide a space that allows for continuous collaboration, education, and testing.
Since 2002, the Clay Coyote Gallery has become a special place for art-lovers in the community. The Gallery features functional pottery, unique handmade jewelry, functional and sculptural glass, turned wood, forged metals, and textile art. The Gallery is the go-to place for special, one-of-a-kind, handmade, affordable gifts in Hutchinson.
Here at the Clay Coyote we promise to continue to build on the amazing foundation that Tom and Betsy created.