For 30 years, the Saint John's Pottery has embodied the Benedictine values of community, hospitality and self-sufficiency as well as the University's commitment to the integration of art and life; the preservation of the environment; the linkage between work and worship; and the celebration of diverse cultures.
Artist-in-Residence Richard Bresnahan and the Saint John's Pottery engage students, apprentices, and visiting artists in the work of artistic creation, discipline, and research and preparation of natural materials. These dynamic experiences are framed by questions of what it means to envision and create a sustainable lived system.
Visitors are welcome in the studio to purchase ceramics and for guided tours. Studio tours include clay and glaze development, preparation and firing of the Johanna Kiln, and exploration of the aesthetic choices that inform the ceramics on display. While the works produced in the studio are art in their own right, they also embody a vision for a more whole world.
The Saint John's Pottery
Collegeville, MN 56321