Levi Yankosky, a self taught potter, has been exploring the connection between the history of clay arts and functional pottery in everyday life. Levi has a degree in Political Science and History from Winona State University. After completing his degree, Levi followed his creative passion and took a position as a production potter for Dock 6 Pottery in Minneapolis. Levi credits Kerry Brooks the owner of Dock 6 for giving him an opportunity to throw after hours in her studio to practice his forms. In the last year, Levi has worked with local potters to learn more about many different throwing, firing, and glazing techniques.
Levi likes to use his own pottery as much as possible to see how the form and function behave in daily life. Levi joins the Clay Coyote Emerging Artist Incubator with the goal of starting his own small pottery business. Levi shares, “I want to make pots that people will use. I want to meet the customers at art shows and see how they pick up and handle my mugs and bowls. I like the idea that my pots will be a part of their family history … serving favorite foods, stories shared over coffee, and someday passed down to next generations.”