Melissa & Tony Janicek make ocean inspired pottery together in their Lincoln City, Oregon home. Both are originally from Cleveland, Ohio where they met and married before moving out to the West Coast. In Ohio, Melissa took 6 years of ceramics in school and Tony went to college to become an Environmental Engineer.
After moving across the country 3 times for work they both settled in the small coastal town of Lincoln City where Melissa met the owner of Mossy Creek and accepted a job working at the shop. Suddenly being surrounded by pottery made Melissa consider getting back into making pottery of her own. She soon recruited her husband to help in the studio and now they both work together to create their coastal themed ceramics.
The couple finds inspiration for ceramics in their pets, the ocean, surfing, animals and the unparalleled beauty of Oregon.
Janicek Pottery has been with Mossy Creek since 2019.