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.”