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Cary Hulin

Biography to Display: 

Born 1962 Illinois



 BFA Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois



Todd Piker Cornwall Bridge Pottery, Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut



Rockdale Union Stoneware Co. of Cambridge, Wisconsin (3 years)

Westerwald Pottery, Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania (2 years)

Studio Potter



Cary Hulin and wife, Elaine Hulin, are known for wood fired wheel-thrown stoneware pottery fired in teardrop shaped, cross-draft wood kiln.  Cary throws pots and Elaine decorates them.

The Hulins live in Big Prairie, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country. Although they are not Amish the Hulins settled in Big Prairie because of the inexpensive land, proximity to sawmills, and the welcoming Amish community.

Cary Hulin’ studied with Jim Hensen at Bradley University.  Both Cary and Elaine apprenticed with Todd Picker at Cornwall Bridge Pottery.     


Public Collections


Bibliography to Display:, November 1, 2016. Amish County Artisans: Cary & Elaine Hurlin Create Clay-ful Art at Homes County Pottery. Last accessed: 30 October 2021.

Clark, Phyllis Blair. “Cary Hulin.” Ceramics Monthly, May 1998. Vol. 46, Issue 5, pg. 50-56.




Center for CraftCenter For Craft



AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks

“Holmes County Pottery”  impressed using a machine made stamp.

Date: 2000
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.6 x 14.4 inches
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.71
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.71
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 27, 2023.