About us

K&JprtrtSm4webWhat Cheer Potters have a small studio in the office building of an old clay factory in south central Iowa. We have built our studio entirely ourselves. We spend our day working on the potter’s wheel, mixing glazes, decorating pots, firing kilns, and trying to make each piece as creatively as we know how.

Jere is a masterful potter. After making pottery for more than 50 years, his expertise at handling the clay on the wheel shows clearly in his light, beautiful forms. Kate also works on the wheel making smaller pots, but her mastery has been on the glaze and design applied to each piece. Much of her time is spent drawing and mixing glaze tests in order to decorate the pot and create new decorations and colors.