Summer 1 – An Art Exploration

Plum Bottom Pottery will open its doors on Thursday, July 14th from 6-9pm to display the newest creations of resident porcelain artist Chad Luberger and jewelry designer Angela Lensch. Every summer Plum Bottom hosts a summer event featuring the latest work of the innovative artists that call Plum Bottom home. One of a kind art won’t be the only feature of the evening; visitors will also be treated to Pamela Moore’s artistic culinary delights. This year Moore will prepare a feast, styled with Cuban flavors.

“This event has always been my favorite here at Plum Bottom,” says Luberger, “It’s always a privilege for me to show my newest work in the surroundings that have such an impact on its direction.” Luberger will unveil three months of his work in porcelain. He has focused on his signature, colorful porcelain wall sculptures for the event.

Angela Lensch, Plum Bottom’s resident jewelry artist will also showcase her new summer jewelry designs, featuring her one of a kind woven jewelry.  Angela is known for her ability to ‘paint with gemstones.’ Many of these new colorful combinations will be showcased. Lensch’s newest focus has been weaving with strictly gold and silver sans gemstones, “I love how versatile this line is, I’m exploring many different variations on a single theme,” says Lensch.

Plum Bottom for the first time has also added two dimensional art to an ever growing cadre of artists represented by the gallery. Erin Nolan’s fine art woodblock prints will be on display, as well as Davide Toffolon’s Pen and Ink Trees. These artists compliment each other with their masterful interpretations of nature.

Luberger invites you to come out to this very special, once a year event and allow your senses to feast on the food, art and stunning surrounds of this Door County art destination. Plum Bottom Pottery is open daily through the end of October from 10-5pm. To visit go 15 minutes north of Sturgeon Bay or 5 minutes south of Egg Harbor on Scenic Hwy 42 then east on Plum Bottom Road (1 mile) to 4999 Plum Bottom Rd. or visit


July 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

New Plum Bottom Pottery Facebook Page

Thank you to everyone who has followed this blog for the past couple years. I have decided to upgrade my website and part of that upgrade means that postings that I would normally post here  will post on Plum Bottom Pottery’s new Facebook page. You can like my Plum Bottom Pottery facebook page by clicking here. I will be able to post more often on facebook and I think I’ll also be able to get more video and images online that way.  Also the brick and mortar Plum Bottom Pottery store will be opening for the season on May 1st with new artists and new work. We’ll be open everyday from May-October from 10-5pm. See you soon!

April 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

New Website Coming Soon!

I’ve been working on redesigning the Plum Bottom Pottery website for the last couple of months. Working with some really talented folks who are doing some great things. Look for a grand unveiling in the coming weeks. I’m really excited. One of the main things that I am focusing on is the ability to buy directly online – very cool.

March 18, 2011 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Happy New Year

Wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. Thank you for
your support in 2010. There are lots of exciting plans for 2011. I
look forward to new creations and new endeavors in the new year.
Stop by the gallery this Winter on Fridays and Saturdays from
10-4pm to say hello and check out the new work.

December 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

Erin Nolan

This is Erin Nolan at The Holiday Show that took place at Plum Bottom over the weekend. She was demonstration her process of creating wood block fine art prints. I appreciated the detail and got to know a little more about the integrity of this artist. I feel very lucky to have Erin show her work here at Plum Bottom.

The first annual Holiday Show was a great success. Luckily just as the show was ending Door County got its first snow storm of the season. It is beautiful, but I spent the day clearing driveways and paths. Looking forward to a relaxing evening. Remember Plum Bottom Pottery is open all winter Friday and Saturday 10-4pm(except Holidays:)

Happy Holidays everyone!

December 13, 2010 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

The Holiday Show – Year One

Plum Bottom Pottery will host THE HOLIDAY SHOW, Friday and Saturday, December 10-11th from 10-5pm. Stop by and enjoy hot cider, cookies and light hor d’oueuvres and see newly created porcelain pottery and sculpture by resident artist and owner Chad Luberger.  Luberger will be unloading a kiln full of new porcelain mugs, bowls and vases perfect gifts for the art lover in your life.  Angela Lensch will unveil a special holiday jewelry line created at Plum Bottom studios.  The line will include Lensch’s newest earrings, woven necklaces and bracelets, all perfect one of a kind gifts for the holidays. Plum Bottom’s newest artist Erin Nolan will be on hand Saturday, December 12th from 12-2pm to answer questions about her beautifully detailed wood block fine art prints. Guest artist Mary White will debut her latest pastels created over the past six months, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Plum Bottom. Be the first to see the pastel drawings of this talented artist.

“I enjoy keeping my doors open in the winter, it’s the perfect time to reconnect with neighbors and Door County locals who brave the winter,” says Luberger. “Stop by, have a cookie, some cider and enjoy the art of Plum Bottom, finely crafted right here in Door County.” Plum Bottom Pottery is open through the winter (except holidays) Friday and Saturday from 10-4pm. The gallery is located 15 minutes north of Sturgeon Bay and 5 minutes south of Egg Harbor on Hwy 42 then go east 1 mile on Plum Bottom Rd to 4999 Plum Bottom Rd. or visit

November 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm Leave a comment


Chase and I "reunited" in American Folklore Theatre's Life on the Mississippi

Yes, it has been awhile since I last posted. It’s amazing  how Door County summers can slip through your fingers. But what an inspiring summer – working during the day in the studio and filling my nights at American Folklore Theatre – what a gift.  I spent the better part of the summer as Henry Clemens in AFT’s new musical Life on the Mississippi. What a beautiful outdoor theater – and I got to sing again! Something that I have taken a hiatus from for quite awhile. So, although my days were long, I found the theater work to inspire my clay work. I hadn’t realized how closely the way I approach clay is influenced by my theater training.  The improvisational nature of theater is directly related to how I approach working with porcelain. It is a constantly changing dialogue I am having with each piece – breathing with each moment. A true collaboration.

Look for more frequent posts this winter and by popular demand an online store added to!

November 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

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Inside Plum Bottom keeps you current with the latest images, news and Door County events at Plum Bottom Pottery, a Chad Luberger working studio gallery in Door County, Wisconsin. Featuring images and insight into Luberger’s porcelain pottery and sculpture.


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