Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery
By Laurel Ciohon
Situated in the beautiful countryside just south of Egg Harbor, Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery is a gorgeous hidden gem featuring the fantastic creations of resident artist and owner Chad Luberger. The 20 acres that Plum Bottom Pottery resides on is conveniently located in the heart of Door County and offers its visitors a look at pieces by more than 25 artists.
I visited Plum Bottom Pottery in early January in the middle of an intense snowfall. But the snow just added to the serene beauty of the gorgeous gallery. I easily found Plum Bottom with their stunning, hard-to-miss signage and eagerly headed in to meet the gallery manager, Anne Herring, who was expecting me.
Anne kindly welcomed me and happily showed me around the gallery. She even gave me a peak behind the scenes. She showed me several different kilns, over 50 different glazes, and even Chad’s workspace. She told me that Plum Bottom Pottery’s building was originally just a studio and workspace for the previous owner, but it has expanded each year since Chad bought and took over the fabulous space 8 years ago.
Work by both Chad and his wife, Angela Olson Luberger (jewelry), are featured in the gallery, in addition to 25 local and national artists. Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery offers finely crafted 2D and 3D pieces made from ceramic, concrete and wood, as well as a fabulous selection of jewelry. Some of the local artists featured include Amanda DeWitt (jewelry), Dylan Larger (concrete panels), George Ouimette (clay and wood mixed media), and Mary White (acrylic).
Many of Plum Bottom’s pieces are featured on their website and are available for purchase online. They are open year round; daily in the summer and fall, and Thursday-Sunday in the winter and spring months. Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery is located at 4999 Plum Bottom Road just south of Egg Harbor. 920.743.2819, www.plumbottompottery.com.