Faces in the Crowd: Hester Prouty

Hester Prouty is the crafty kind. She enjoys quilting and cross-stitch. But for the last few years, she’s taken her talents to the pottery wheel. And now she is a mug – making machine.

What began as an experiment with clay, has turned into a full out small business for Hester Prouty. She started throwing clay on a wheel and making coffee mugs gifts for friends.

She instantly took to the art form and found it just as relaxing as it was creative. For Prouty, seeing people’s faces when they receive a custom mug is priceless.
Her pottery popularity flourished – she began making and shipping merchandise all over the United States. Her products are now sold in 11 stores across South Dakota.

Her business outgrew her home, so she moved into the old Landstrom’s building.

Prouty sells mostly mugs, but also jars, bowls, plates and beyond. The creativity is being passed on to customers now, with a paint – your – own piece option.

Prouty plans on offering summer classes on clay, wheel throwing and a hand building class for kids. Click here for more information. 

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