About Us

Recently, I was asked to submit an “Artist Bio” for a marketing piece.  Since I don’t care much to write about myself, I employed the talents of my twin sister.  Here’s what she came up with:

Inspired by the beauty of her own backyard, potter Lisa Jontz founded Backyard Pottery in 2001.  After moving to a Baxter, Iowa farm in 2006, she found herself creatively stimulated by the gorgeousness of God’s country – the bountiful Midwest plains.

 Lisa designs highly functional yet artistic pieces so people can incorporate art into their daily lives.  Her one-of-a-kind pieces are guaranteed to encourage enjoyment of life’s everyday moments.

Alongside Lisa in her studio you may find her husband, son or extended family.  She considers their practical and aesthetic advice a treasured component of her creative process.


FYI: You may also find our chocolate lab, “Reagan” hiding out on the bottom shelf below my unfinished pieces.