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 and adult pottery courses at the Sioux City Art Center 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 sold at Sioux City Gifts, 1922 Pierce Street, and Gallery 103, located at 600 4th Street, Sioux City Iowa, in the Ho-Chunk Centre. Hours are Saturdays 10-1:00 and by appointment . She has donated art work to local area events and fundraisers and participates in area Art Shows and Festivals. Chaeli has been a member of Siouxland Artists since 2016.
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.