Ryan Dalman has been accused of creating Off-Grid Magic at The Halfway.
(I believe it)
Out in the woods on a bumpy road that follows the shore of Lake Superior from Marquette to Big Bay, there is a small community of folks (at the halfway point on 550) who believe that sustainable living is not only attainable but enjoyable. Ryan Dalman and his family belong to this group of crazy Yooper hippies who think that real change is possible. The Dalman Pottery Farm is a testament to this intertwining of working, working art and life.
Ryan's studio (and house) is entirely off-the-grid. He uses a kick-wheel (no electricity needed) and a hand-built wood-fired kiln...even the wood to fire the kiln is reclaimed!
In Ryan's own words:
"The goal is to live lightly, thoughtfully and simply while paying more attention to the importance of quality and comfort in the objects we use daily in our homes."
(the inside of a pre-fire kin)
A graduate of Northern Michigan University, Dalman Pottery provides hand-made mugs for the immensely popular Marquette brewery/hangout, Black Rocks Brewery. If you are a lucky scamp, you might have a mug with your name on it, made by Ryan Dalman, hanging in the Black Rocks' upper room.
He also provides mugs at Dark Horse Brewery in Marshall, Michigan! If you have the chance to go, Ryan Dalman has made more than 3,000 mugs for the Mug Club there.
We're grateful to have Ryan Dalman around as a member of our community and a true example of what it means to be Michigan Made!
Hopes of sunshine, warmth, and spring to you and yours,
Let customers speak for us1815 reviews
The butterfly pendant is so pretty. It is very nicely made. It can be worn for dress up or for casual. Love it!!
Perfect match for the pendant of the same shape and design! They go great together and we’re made for each other!
Superior Gales Pendant
I love the pendant so much! The details are perfect.
I love the prints on all of these. I have bought many for Christmas gifts, nieces in H.S. and MIL. They like them all, very beautiful prints
Walking through the woods when it's "raining" autumn is one of my favorite things to do and this pendant captures that experience beautifully!! Thank you!!
This pendant is beautiful. It inspires so many wonderful memories of the loons on our lake. It is a true keepsake!
Love my pendant!
The Woodland Conifer pendant in silver is my very favorite necklace. It’s a perfect size, goes with anything I wear (I actually never take it off) and it reflects my love of the northwoods. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.
I purchased this pendant as a gift for an NMU alumni as a reminder of their time at NMU, in Marquette near our beautiful Lake Superior! The stunning landscape on this pendant is sure to provide lifetime memories of treasured times in Marquette!
Thank you for your gifts and talents you create in your amazing pieces.