Schyler Binkley is a Michigan potter and musician. Beginning in high school he was spending weekends playing music. In college, he fell in love with ceramics. He graduated with a BFA in ceramics from Western Michigan University. He credits Paul Flickinger for finding his path. Fast forward, for five years, he made handmade ceramic 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.”