Lou Hanson grew up in the country eating organic vegetables with 5 siblings, enjoying a large menagerie of pets and “playing in the mud.”
She received a BA in Fine Art from Principia College,apprenticed Steve Holden, then the Colony Potter in Bishop Hill,Illinois and started her own pottery studio in 1977. It has grown and evolved into Lou Hanson Studios,Inc. which has allowed her many and diverse talents to grow and prosper. She utilizes local and regional talent to offer a wide variety of handmade products to the public. Skilled facilitators ensure that workshops are fun (most important!) and meaningful to participants.
Lou still marvels at the joy of this handmade life!