Schyler Binkley

schyler binkley black handmade ceramic mug
red handmade ceramic mug by schyler binkley
white handmade ceramic mug by schyler binkley
green handmade ceramic mug by schyler binkley


Schyler Binkley is a Michigan potter and musician.  In high school, he was spending weekends playing music.  In college, he fell in love with ceramics.  He graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in ceramics.  He credits Paul Flickinger, his professor, for finding his path.  Fast forward, for five years, he made pots every day.  Learning how to manage a studio and balance life.

For Schyler, “Pottery speaks on a deep level. It’s beyond words, something more instinctual. It’s familiarity — a sense of home. That feeling is what I’m seeking in my work. I believe that a pot should feel right above all else. This leads to somewhat simple shapes and surfaces. I find myself finishing more and more of my pots with a thin, subtle glaze. More than technical tricks, I try to distill my pots down to the point that they tell the truth.”