Discover Wisconsin is the nation's longest running tourism television program. The weekly program walks viewers through the breathtaking natural beauty of Wisconsin and outdoor activities for all seasons. While the show carefully highlights Wisconsin’s many great vacation treasures, it also showcases the arts, crafts, foods and collectables that have made Wisconsin internationally recognized for top quality craftsmanship.
And that’s how Sunset Hill Stoneware was discovered. Discover Wisconsin’s Executive Producer Mark Rose received a Sunset Hill Stoneware mug from a friend and realized it was handcrafted in Wisconsin – right in Neenah. The TV crew found in between their stories of lighthouses, shorelines, waterfalls, caves and world class fishing was a team of creative artisans who crafted timeless pottery the old fashion way – by hand, on pottery wheels. Even more, SHS had engineered and invested in our processes to ensure employee safety, (even the continuous flow of fresh, clean circulating air) and we tightened up our production processes so we could hand produce mass quantities of customer-branded stoneware.
Our story inspired Discover Wisconsin to create a Master Craftsman designation that would honor Wisconsin’s skilled artisans. And that’s how Sunset Hill Stoneware became a first-time recipient of the prestigious designation.
We’re honored to receive the title. And we’re honored to work for the ‘best of the best’ customers and shop owners across this country. They’re the reason why we keep throwing. It’s heartwarming to travel this country and find an attractive, functional Sunset Hill Stoneware mug sitting on a shelf acting as a lifelong billboard of the represented brand. Our mugs are like owning a little piece of Americana. And it’s satisfying to read what our customer’s say about our product line and service.
Thank you for supporting our hand formed products. Take time to look for our products as you vacation and travel this summer; we hope you take a bit of us back home with you. Pat