Spooner Creek

Biography

SPOONER CREEK is the artwork of Michael Macone expressed in clay. He has been making pottery for over 30 years and his work is in collections around the world.Michael grew up in a very creative environment. His mother was an artist and she encouraged his gift at an early age, teaching him to oil paint in 4th grade. He always kept busy with art and sold his first paintings to neighbors and family friends.

Much later in life, he developed a unique engraving technique that allowed him to etch designs right into the clay, rather than placing them only on the surface. This gives the work a dimensional quality that can be appreciated with the hand as well as the eye. This process makes it possible to produce a line of high quality ceramic art tiles.

His two sons, Miles and Clayton work with him in their Northern Wisconsin studio.