Levi Yankosky joined the Clay Coyote Emerging Artist Program on September 1st. Levi is a self-taught potter from rural Minnesota. Levi has been working as a production potter for Dock 6 Pottery and Kerry Brooks Pottery in Minneapolis.
Levi’s been discovering his pottery path through continuous trial. He’s finding his forms, testing out new concepts, and learning new techniques every day.
Because of his willingness to chip in and help out, Levi was invited over the summer to participate in a wood firing with Wisconsin potter, Zac Spates. Levi got the wood fire bug and can’t wait for the next opportunity to try it again.
Levi’s pottery in the Gallery reflects his artistic journey. He’s got glazed pots, soda fired pots, and wood fired pots. His mugs, tumblers, bowls, and bottles are on sale in the Gallery.
In the coming months, Levi’s going to spending most his time learning about cone 10, reduction firing (which we’re known for here at the Coyote). He’s already spending time with Betsy, taking copious notes on her finishing techniques and trying out a few traditional Clay Coyote glaze combinations and some new twists.
Come out to the Gallery any day of the week to get your hands on his work. Or stop by our booth at the 42nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, it will be held Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th in Library Square (directions). While you’re in Hutchinson, make sure to check out the Crow River Winery’s epic corn maze, it’s open daily through October 31st.
And both Levi’s and Katie Teesdale’s pottery will be available for sale online starting mid-September. Get your holiday orders in now.
PS: Katie and Levi were featured on Page 2A in the Hutchinson Leader this week. Please take a moment to read the article.