Barb owns and operates the Owl’s Nest Ceramics Shop on Railroad St. here in Ypsi. I stopped in out of curiousity and spent a couple of hours chatting with Barb. She is such a nice lady with many wonderful stories to tell. My time chatting with her passed so quickly I almost forgot to take a photo and I was late picking up Xander from daycare!
Barb tells me she and her husband moved from Ohio when he went to work at the Willow Run plant over 40 years ago. She has been living and working in the house on Railroad St. for 30 years. The shop offers firing, supplies, greenware and gifts as well as classes. Barb has several certifications hanging on her wall and can tell you everything you would ever want to know about paints, glazes, and different types of clay.
While she admits that interest in classes has died down she is still in production mode-ready to try out some of her new crushed glass that she recently came into. If you stop by the shop you’ll walk into a work space filled with molds and shelves filled with fired casts waiting for paint of stain. You’ll also encounter a sweet little dog named Maggie that Barb recently adopted from the Humane Society, and a black cat named Inky.