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Wheel-thrown earthenware with hand-built features and brushed-on, layered ceramic glazes.
Announcing the opening of our new studio/showroom beginning November 21 at
14529 Lima Road in the Lima Plank Mercantile.
  Hours will be Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Special hours on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28:  6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come and view the newest designs and watch ceramic art pieces being created.  Pieces are available for sale at direct to customer prices.  We have pieces available to fit everyone's budget.  We hope you will visit our showroom/studio soon!

Tall Dot Extremity Vase with Legs

Wax-Resist Extremity Vase

Welcome to


Handmade ceramic art with an emphasis on form, design and color can best describe Pelka Ceramics, a husband and wife team.  I, Joseph, am the sole designer and creator of the ceramic art while Kathleen manages the business.  I have been designing and creating ceramic art for twenty years.  I studied ceramics at Orange Coast College in California and then went on to work as a production ceramicist for three years while continuing to study clay as a studio potter.  Kathleen received a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Communication Studies and managed the Dean's Office of the School of Communications at California State University, Fullerton for four years.  In 2003, we relocated from California to Fort Wayne, IN and have continued to dedicate ourselves to Pelka Ceramics full-time.