Chaeli Hanna-Kohn, a lifelong resident of Sioux City, Iowa, has been working with Stoneware and Raku pottery for over 20 years. In the past, she taught children's pottery courses and sold her art work at local businesses. Shady Grove Pottery is currently a one-person run studio and mainly sells her work at Art Festivals.
Specializing in functional stoneware, as well as decorative wall hangings and Raku pottery, Chaeli uses the potter’s wheel, extruder and slabs of clay with hand-building techniques. The elements of nature, such as leaves and bark, are often incorporated into the textures of designing the clay pieces. Various colors of glazes are integrated throughout the process, concluding with the firing process.
Chaeli’s work is also sold at Sioux City Gifts, 1922 Pierce Street, Sioux City Iowa. She has donated art work and participated in area fundraisers. Art Shows and Festivals Chaeli has participated in include the Sioux City Clay Artists Annual Holiday Show & Sale; Art In the Park, at Latham Park; Siouxland Garden Show 2015; Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Nature Calls, Yankton Riverboat Days Summer Arts Festival 2015-2017; Sioux City Art Center's ArtSplash 2015-2018; Countryside Village Art Fair 2017; Rockbrook Village Art Festival 2015-2017 and Rockbrook Village Craft Fair. Chaeli has been a member of the Sioux City Clay Artists since 2006, she joined Siouxland Artists in 2016 and was a full time member of the Sioux City Farmers Market in 2014 and 2015.
Shady Grove Pottery is located in the family’s home just northeast of Sioux City, and is open for business by appointment. Chaeli holds special events and sales several times during the year.