Welcome to Maryhill Clayworks. I am a one-person small business, working from my studio in Freeville, NY.
I make everything you order with the greatest of care, and handle each order individually -- from design, to production
I use only high quality white stoneware clay with a premium white glaze that is smooth and soft to the touch.
All of my work is dishwasher, oven, and microwave-safe.
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Boston University, worked as a portrait sculptor for a monument company in Barre, VT, and for 6 years as a product designer for the MacKenzie-Childs pottery company in Aurora, NY.
I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Dryden, NY in the heart of the Fingerlakes’ wine country. I'm the 7th son and 11th child of Marion and Norbert Schickel's 13 children.
From my mother I learned balance, proportion and how to live a beautiful life. From my father I learned about setting goals, dreaming big and taking a chance. From my brothers and sisters I learned to be scrappy, to be kind, and to share.
In 2003 I founded Maryhill Clayworks, named for our dairy farm. My home and studio are located just outside of Ithaca.
My wish is to create beautiful work, which complements and inspires your culinary creations, houses your beautiful bouquets, or celebrates your milestone events.
I invite you to explore my work and to make it your own.
All best wishes, Jacques Schickel
Buy 10 ornaments get 2 Free... etc. etc. It's easy, when you place your order let me know in the note section which ornament you want for your free ornament. If you forget, no worries I will email to ask you when I receive the notice of your order.
The Cheerful Vase
the smile catcher
The Ultimate Spring Vase
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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.
All works are made and signed by me and only me in my Freeville, NY Studio