The show room is loaded with pottery!  Please come to visit and browse through the pots.  

The Wild River State Park walking and cross country ski trails are 1.5 miles beyond our studio on Ferry Road in Sunrise, MN.  In summer wear your walking attire and in winter bring your skies along to enjoy the winter riparian landscape from the north access to the state park's trails.

 Visitors are welcome throughout the year!

Visitors are welcome throughout the year!

2019 Tour

May 10, 11, & 12, 2019


26th Annual Saint Croix Valley Pottery Studio Tour & Sale

May 10, 11, 12 - 2019
Friday   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Will and Janel's studio is one of seven host pottery studios that make up The Potters of the Upper Saint Croix River Valley Studio Tour. You are invited to visit some or all of the pottery studios during this annual event. You will be welcomed by the potters to their unique, rural workshops and you can meet all of the guest potters invited especially for this event.  These exceptional guests will present their work for sale alongside the newest work of each host potter.

Save this date for the 27th Annual St Croix Valley Pottery Studio Tour & Sale ~ May 10, 11, 12 - 2019


Hilltown 6   July 28 & 29 2018

Will Swanson and Janel Jacobson have been invited to participate in the
12th annual Hilton 6 Pottery Tour & Sale in western Massachusetts.

Fall Sale

Sunrise, Minnesota
October 5, 6, & 7 -  2018


The date is set for the 2018 Fall Sale:  October 5, 6, & 7 -  2018

The 2017 event is over for this season  Many thanks to the potters and volunteers who made this first group sale a success!  We look forward to hosting another Fall Group Sale in 2018!

Early October is the remarkable fall color time at our home in Sunrise, Minnesota. Join Janel and Will, and our four distinguished guest potters: Jeff Oestreich, Ernest Miller, Joe Singewald and Karin Kraemer. Enjoy the beauty of autumn and discover our newest stoneware and porcelain.  Click here for more information about the event.

View our Map page to find the studio location on the map.  If you wish to receive a post card or an email announcement for this event, and future events, please fill out the contact form found on the Mailing List page.

ALSO:  Matt Krousey will be welcoming visitors to his fall sale with guest potters: Bob Briscoe, Jo Severson, Adam Gruetzmacher and Hironobu Nishitateno in nearby Stark, MN


Janel Jacobson - Featured Artist show at Northern Clay Center    
October 16th to November 13th

The Featured Artist space will be shared with potters Janel Jacobson, Andrew Avakian, and Willem Gebben


Earth and Water St. Croix Watershed Series:  
December 7, 2018 - January 14, 2019

Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

Will Swanson & Janel Jacobson will have their pottery being shown and for sale in the Atrium gallery at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.