Frank Stofan's studio opened in 1998 where he has developed a unique line of ash glazed pottery suited for everyday use and the collector's table. Frank uses fine white stoneware. Each piece is hand-thrown and fired to 2300 degrees. The wood ash glaze is formulated with ashes recycled from the wood stoves of neighbors in the community. The ashes help melt the other elements in the glaze and create the distinctive tree-like effect.