I've never seen a vase bring more smiles and joy than this fun little vase does...hence the name Cheerful Vase. Click on image to visit the vase page

Welcome to Maryhill Clayworks Studio Store. Assembled here are my best designs for your shopping pleasure. You may find a beautiful bowl for yourself, a wedding or baby gift, or an ornament for all seasons. I hand make each piece in my Freeville, NY studio in the Finger Lakes region. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Boston University in 1985 and worked as a portrait sculptor for a monument company in Barre, VT and as a designer for the MacKenzie-Childs pottery company in Aurora, NY.

My purpose is to create beautiful and joyful things for you to use. 

All the best to you.

Jacques Schickel 

Abe Lincoln bronze

This is a Bronze 4' Relief of Abraham Lincoln Reading to his son.

Commissioned by the Dryden Southworth Library, Dryden, NY.

Limited edition of 5 Bronzes. If you are interested in purchasing one of

the bronze casts in the edition please email by going to the contact page. 

"This is the sweetest thing I have ever ever seen ! 

Much love to you, Jacques."

 -Victoria Mackenzie-Childs

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To inquire about commissioning a work of pottery or sculpture please  contact me. I'm easy to talk to. - Jacques 


Your bowl is being adored in Vermont, your whispering rabbit is being cherished in D.C., and your fish is delighting my mother in Pleasantville. Thank you, thank you! - Betsy"

"The mugs arrived yesterday and they are just perfect ! I really love them ! -

Thank you and Merry Christmas," Laurie