Small Batch Handmade Pottery

My Story

Hello, My name is Alyshia Umber and I am behind AU Ceramics. My journey begins with a high school art class where the pottery wheel quickly became my first love. It was difficult at the beginning, but I really enjoyed how my bare hands could make beautiful things. I have grown to enjoy hand building as well. I believe that if you're going to make something, take the time to do it right. There is also a beauty in the fact that each piece is unique. I have always enjoyed making things as a hobby, but in October of 2023 my passion grew to a point where I decided to make it my full time career. The company name AU Ceramics, is my initials but also an aspiration for the quality I want to achieve with each and every piece.

I operate out of a small studio in Fort Wayne Indiana. My pieces find a unique balance between form and function. As a working mother it is important to me that my art can be used in everyday life as well as displayed. My inspiration often comes from nature and comes out in floral and earthy designs. As an artist, my craft is constantly changing as I learn and continue to try new things. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love making it.

  • New Location Coming soon!

  • Botanical Conservatory Fort Wayne

    I have my handmade mushrooms and plant holders at the Botanical Conservatory Gift shop. 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802 (260) 427-6440. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm Sunday: Noon - 4 pm

  • Gallery 02

    Grand Opening 5/04/24 May 04, 2024, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Fort Wayne, 1115 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, USA