Brad and Judy Caplan

Judy and Brad Caplan are talented artists who have a passion for clay!

Creating from their home studio at Turtle Lake, each piece is handcrafted, kiln-fired, glazed in our handmade glazes, and fired again to create a beautiful and durable finished product.

 Our collection ranges from mugs, bowls, plates, platters, to more artistic pieces such as turtle mugs, crooked houses, Christmas ornaments, birdhouses, diffusers, pocket hugs, and knitting bowls!

Judy enrolled in a pottery class instructed by Rosemary Stadnyk some 35 years ago. Soon thereafter she was hooked and continued the romance with pottery working out of a small space on the third floor of the old St. Thomas College building where a light could often be seen from the window into the wee hours of the night. One such night she heard a horn outside the window, it was her daughter, she looked at the time and it was after 2 am – time goes by when you are having fun! Years later we moved to Spruce Grove, Alberta and Judy was fortunate to join the Stony Plain Potters Guild. Furthering her pottery education taking classes from some incredible potters and playing in the mud at the Guild. It was about this time that her husband Brad decided that he wanted to give pottery a try as he said was getting tired of watching TV by himself. Brad took his first class and was also hooked, a quick learner to the wheels started making some large vessels with ease and developed a unique style of beer steins with rugged handles. They have developed into today’s Turtle mug series, where every mug tells its own story. We have since moved back to Saskatchewan spending a lot of time at Turtle Lake in our pottery studio. Some things never change as at times you can still see the light shining bright out the studio windows into the wee hours.