Mike Middlestead is a ceramic artist specializing in stoneware and earthenware pottery and sculptures. His interest in ceramics started late in his life. After 25 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard, Mike returned to school to study environmental science. During an Introduction to Art class, Mike discovered ceramics and has not looked back since.
Sculptural work has recently consumed most of Mike’s efforts. His love for the water and environment as well as his relationship with people and the environment is a focal point for Mike’s forms. This is evident when you see his work.
You can find Mike (and his Art) at special events and galleries around the Olympic Peninsula. Additionally, a large installation piece called “Market Price” was purchased by the Peninsula College Foundation, and can be found on permanent display at Peninsula College.