David and June Otis, Owners & Artists


Welcome to Otis Pottery

At Otis Pottery, we believe the items you use in your home should be beautiful as well as practical. For the past 28 years, we have been situated in northern Michigan, making handmade, decorative and functional items in our studio outside of East Jordan. Each piece of pottery is handthrown or handbuilt, glazed in one of our original glaze colors, and hand painted or sprayed to add interest. All of our pieces are high-fired to over 2400 degrees Farenheit, which means they can withstand the heat from your oven, dishwasher, or microwave. They are all food safe and lead free. Browse over 50 original products in three different glaze colors (or come visit our shop in Michigan to see a variety of additional colors and styles). 

A Family Business

David and June Otis began work in clay more than 40 years ago in Germany and opened their studio-gallery in East Jordan, Michigan, in 1988. David focuses on beautiful functional work, including his one-of-a-kind teapots, while June crafts intricate hand-built figures and framed pieces.

For the past 16 years, their son, Andrew Otis, has been working with them in the studio, and he now has his own line of decorative large-scale vessels. His pieces range from 3-foot tall garden fountains to 6-foot tall decorative vases all with original colors, carvings, and sculptures. 

 Andrew Otis, Potter


Traditional Methods

Over the years we have used a variety of different techniques to create the unique line of pottery. Each piece is handcrafted from stoneware or porcelain clay. We fire the pieces in wood, gas, and electric kilns.

Come and Visit

Lovely gardens, a welcoming atmosphere, and distinctive artwork make Otis Pottery a perfect outing. The home and studio-gallery are situated on a 100-year-old homestead just two miles south of the Ironton Ferry on Hwy. M 66 North.