Handcrafted Wood Fired Ceramics
Marquette, Michigan

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About Ryan

Located in the maple forest up the 550, half way to Big Bay, Michigan, Dalman Pottery has been making wares off the grid for the past ten years. There is this weirdo who thinks he can live and do things in a more sustainable way, living and working out of the home, surrounded by the fruits of labor. It’s not that he needed to be alone, or the peace and quiet in order to work, though both of those did help a lot. It was much more how he could get things started and prove to himself this sort of thing could still be done, with a great deal of comfort and peace of mind. The goals are being met, and quality products are flying off the wheel. So if you are wondering where the next batch of mugs are, well… they are getting handles, or being decorated, or being loaded into the kiln. Be reassured that they are on the way as fast as Dalman can with all the other crazy stuff that goes on at the pottery. Thanks for all the support and the drive to continue doing the work that hopefully make baking, eating, or even drinking beer a little more enjoyable. 

Peace, Ryan

The goal is to live lightly, thoughtfully and simply while paying more attention to the importance of quality and comfort in the objects we use daily in our homes.


Selected works and life at the farm.


The updates are not always frequent, but they are gold...

Dates & Galleries

Where to find Ryan and his pottery.

  • Early June | Holland Home Show, Lakeshore Drive, half way to Grand Haven
  • Second Saturday in June | Crawfish Boil, Dark Horse Brewing, Marshall
  • Weekend after July 4th | Blissfest Music Festival, Cross Village
  • Last weekend in July | Art On The Rocks, Marquette
  • Third week of August | Kiln Opening, Big Bay
  • Third weekend of September | Harvest Gathering, Lake City
  • Second Week of December | 4Elf Party, Dark Horse Brewing, Marshall
  • Online Sales

    We are happy to announce online sales are a go with Potters Choice! However, it just wouldn’t be a Dalman plan with out a slight quirk. Because we are nestled so snuggly in the middle of nowhere, updating the inter web is an awkward endeavor so it's hard to maintain a true inventory of all items online. You choose and buy the type of item you would like to purchase, then I will send out the nicest one on hand. If you have a special request, please let me know in the notes during checkout. Shipping ranges from $7 to $20 and will be added to the final price at checkout. Also, please note mugs available for sale online are not part of the local "mug club."

    Our goal is to update the gallery above after each fire, to show groups of similar items that are newly available. Please be sure like us on Facebook for more updates and/or shoot me an email if you would like a personal update. 

      • Potters Choice #1

      • $30

        • Mug, Cup or Cereal Bowl

      • Purchase
      • Potters Choice #2

      • $55

        • Whiskey Jug, Salt & Pepper Shaker or Butter Coffin

      • Purchase
      • Potters Choice #3

      • $75

        • Growler or Medium Serving Bowl

      • Purchase
      • Potters Choice #4

      • $85

        • Cookie Jar or Large Serving Bowl

      • Purchase
      • Potters Choice #5

      • $200

        • Platter or Planter

      • Purchase
      • Dalman Pottery Tee

      • $20

        • You know you want one.

          Specify size in the payment notes.

      • Purchase
      • Stickers!

      • $2

        • Stick your ride or your friend's...

          Dalman Pottery logo or Pirate logo. Let me know which one in the payment notes.

      • Purchase


    Contact Info

    Dalman Pottery Farm, Big Bay, Michigan



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