clay plant road pottery

Handmade in Rural Indiana

By husband and wife team, Austin and Courtney Cook

The Story so far...

We are Austin and Courtney Cook, husband and wife team. We started our business in 2017 and are located in the small town of Bloomingdale, Indiana.

Our Studio

We create all of our pieces in our studio behind our home! We have open studios occasionally, sell online, and are a vendor at Indiana’s Largest Festival, The Covered Bridge Festival. We are planning to build our new studio and store front in 2021.

THE PROCESS

Teamwork

Austin is the potter and Courtney, the painter. Together as a team, we handmake all items in our studio from scratch. We both have loved pottery since an early age and enjoy creating pottery together.

Austin

Austin creates all of our forms on the potters wheel. 

He is also known to be a jack of all trades. By day, he is a network technician and is in love with all things technology. He finds great ways to incorporate his technology/handy-work into our pottery, from making our very own glaze fountain to creating a ball mill for underglaze. 

He started ceramics in middle school and continued all the through college (until they eventually told him as a computer information technology major he couldn’t take anymore ceramic classes.

Austin’s favorite things include: golden double stuffed Oreos, call of duty, golf & anything made by Elon Musk.

Courtney

Courtney glazes all of the Clay Plant Road pottery and manages marketing.

She has loved art since she was a young girl. She studied ceramics from middle school on and pursued a career in graphic design. She is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of BoCo Collective Marketing. She has been able to utilize her marketing background to design branding, website and social media presence for Clay Plant Road.

Courtney’s favorite things include: Their dog Nile, anything with Chocolate, traveling and The Office.