Artists and Craftspeople

Artists and Craftspeople in Mineral Point, Wisconsin


Jill is a 5th generation Mineral Point native, a designer and craftsman in glass. Her two and three-dimensional stained glass is influenced by her love of nature and dedication to the cause of peace. Her work is available at Sirius Sunlight on High Street. 608.987.2716
Chuck is a torch-work marble maker. His other hot glasswork includes hummingbirds, beads, icicles, and aquariphernaila. His work is available at Sirius Sunlight. 608.987.2716

Cynthia Peplinski, of C.Peplinski Designs at 216 High Street, enjoys working in fine silver and vitreous enamels to impart color in her work. You can find her during the week using old world techniques to hand fabricate her pieces. If she is away from the studio, she can be contacted by email at, or by phone at (608) 987-0129. She loves the fact that in her studio’s history were two different jewelers from the late 1860s to the late 1920s.


Joe & Christy ColeJOE & CHRISTY COLE.
Joe and Christy make wheel-turned and hand-built functional pottery. They use local materials and fire with wood, creating pottery with warmth and beauty that stands up to the rigors of daily use. 563.212.4579
BRUCE HOWDLE. Bruce Howdle
Bruce is an internationally known ceramic artist whose sculptural wall murals are ideal for architectural decor. He also creates functional ware including mugs, sushi plates, bowls and more, all with his signature flair. His work is available at his studio and gallery on Commerce Street. 608.987.3590
DIANA & TOM JOHNSTON. Diana & TOm Johnston
Tom and Diana have been making pottery together for 30+ years. Along with wheel thrown pottery, they create distinctive textured and inlaid slab pieces. Diana’s love of color and unusual oddities has led to colorful paintings and unique assemblage clocks. Their work is available at Brewery Pottery Studio, Shake Rag Street and Johnston Gallery on High Street. 608.987.3669
Frank PolizziFRANK POLIZZI. A full-time potter in Mineral Point for more than 35 years, Frank produces wood fired stoneware, flameware and porcelain, as well as pit-fired earthenware. His pieces are traditional, and the locally dug, food-safe glazes add a vibrant and natural element for all functional and aesthetic needs. The Mulberry Pottery at the corner of Jail Alley and Commerce Streets or at his home studio. 608.987.3659


Don MahieuDON MAHIEU. Don creates unique, refined, wood sculptures with a nature inspired subject matter. He utilizes regional hardwood burls & oddities from wood not normally used or seen. His working studio & gallery is at the corner of High & Commerce Streets. 608.987.2329
Joel DuncansonJOEL DUNCANSON. Joel came to Mineral Point in1974 and set up shop. 37 years later, he is  building a wide variety of pieces including furniture (original and traditional designs based on mid 19th century Midwestern country, reproduction and contemporary millwork (doors, windows, casings, storefronts, mouldings) and cabinetry and so on.


Nona HyytinenNONA HYYTINEN. Nona is a figurative oil painter drawing inspiration from literature and history, featuring vintage clothing and evocative landscapes. Also a portrait artist, Nona enjoys painting models engaged in an activity that means something to them. Her home studio Rosewind Studio is open by appointment. 608.987.2394.
Tom KellyTOM KELLY. Tom paints and carves traditional motifs in a contemporary and whimsical style that is always filled with vibrant color and imagination bound to make you smile.  His work is available at Longbranch Gallery on Commerce Street.  608.987.2295.
Stairway GalleryCONNIE MORRISON & STEVE SWAGERLE. Connie and Steve have been creating paintings and mixed media pieces together for over 30 years. Pop culture, personal experiences and their ongoing collaboration provide inspiration for their unique and often humorous images with a whimsical flair. Their work is available downtown on High Street at The Stairway Gallery.
JAMES JOHNSON. James creates startling abstract works using a variety of media. His themes have an oriental simplicity appreciated by modernists. His work is available at Howdle Studio.
JANICE JOHNSON.  Jan paints colorful botanical subjects in watercolors and colored pencil, She also makes prints, cards and glazed tiles. Her work is available at Howdle Studio.
SANDRA PETERSON. Painter of large canvases to miniature teabags. Her work is available at Brewery Pottery.


Shannon BadgerSHANNON BADGER. Shannon spins beautiful yarns from the fleece of Suri alpacas of Peruvian and Bolivian heritage that are raised on their farm overlooking Mineral Point.  Hand-dyed & hand-painted alpaca yarns and roving are available at their home-based store or at Distraction downtown. Call ahead to arrange for a visit . 608.987.5400
Snady JonesSANDY JONES. Sandy is a fiberdyer, knitter & spinner. She dies yarn and roving for knitters and spinners at her home studio, Sandy’s Palette, LLC. Lessons are available in all three disciplines and yarns are available downtown at Distraction.
Joey MahieuJOEY MAHIEU. A quilter, specializing in custom Long Arm machine quilting, basting to intricate quilting, Joey has done many commissioned quilts from beginning to end. She will also do piecing, binding or sewing of your quilts. Please call for all your quilting needs. 608.987.2329
Jane PotokiJANE POTOKI. Jane hand processes and dyes roving, hand spun yarns, and hand woven items. Along with her husband Stosh, she builds an adaptation of the traditional Salish Loom, which shares the principles of the looms used by the Salish of the Pacific Northwest.  The most notable characteristic of  is the use of a single, continuous warp thread on a frame  loom that allows the work to be almost double the length of the frame.
KATHLEEN NUTTER. Hand-woven work is available at Artful Apparel on High St. where she hand dyes, weaves and finishes the pieces.  Using cottons, silks, bamboo, rayon and wool she creates one-of-a-kind functional garments in vibrant and diffused colors based on natural elements.   (608) 987-0022


Leah CrubelLEAH CRUBEL. Leah is a portrait and wedding photographer specializing in on-location photography.
Leah Crubel Photography LLC
c: 715-827-0004
Art Of War Veteran Project
Twitter: @aleaholla; Instagram: leahmariecrubel;; also found at Foursquare, Yelp, Flickr, Klout & Google+
Ann GrgenANN GORGEN. “a modern fresh flare to photography”  608.574.3679
Phil MrozinskiPHILIP MROZINSKI. Philip, is a fine art photographer of regional subjects. His background in commercial architecture lends a unique and creative flair to his images. Philip also provides photographic, computer design/consultation and typographic services. 608.341.7953.

Ben RussellBEN RUSSELL. Photographer specializing in the Wisconsin landscape. His work is available at Brewery Pottery Studio. 


LESLIE DAMASO. Piano & Voice Lessons with Leslie Damaso. Call 608.576.5590 to set up your free trial lesson. “You are the music while the music lasts.”– T.S. Eliot


ROBERT EDGE. Sculptor in wood and metal.
CLAIRE JOHNSTON. Works in a variety mediums to create pieces, which are both  fascinating and distinctive. You can find Claire at Johnston Gallery on High Street.


Judy SutcliffeJUDY SUTCLIFFE. Judy is a writer and illustrator, hammered brass and copper jewelry maker, tile artist, and Shake Rag Alley instructor in jewelry and concrete/mosaic arts. Judy’s unique jewelry, books, and tiles can be purchased at Longbranch Gallery on Commerce St. 608.987.4499