to Piece by Piece Pottery
home for custom ceramic murals on the world wide web. Located
in the heart of beautiful Del Norte County, Piece by Piece Pottery
works with schools, local non-profits, and government agencies
to produce beautiful custom ceramic murals to fit any occasion.
Artist-in-residence Harley Munger has been working in local
schools for three decades and his murals add a touch of
class to public buildings and private homes around Northern
most of our murals are custom made, we do have a few tables
and wall hangings available in our store. Feel free to explore
our site and find out a bit more about who we are and what
Right) Harley and Jill Munger, the founders of Piece by Piece Pottery and Elk Valley Artisans
in the Community (Learn More)
Piece by Piece is proud to support the arts in our community,
and is associated with a number of government agencies
and non-profit organizations in an effort to beautify
our homes and businesses.
work in partnership with Elk Valley Artisans, the Department of Mental Health,
the Harbor District, Rural Human Services Youth Pottery
Program, The Independent Living Skills Program, Friday
Night Live, and many others. Many of our murals throughout
the community were designed and built with the help of
youth serving community service hours, or adult mental
health clients. For more about our murals in the community,
visit our public murals page.
Left) Battery Point Lighthouse
#2. The mural stands 7 feet by 8 feet and can be seen
in the Coast Guard Auxiliary Hall in Crescent City. Click
in Education (Learn More)
of the most important lessons in life can't be learned from
a chalkboard. That's why Piece by Piece Pottery stays active
in our local schools. Students at Del Norte High School,
Sunset High School, McCarthy School, Turning Point School,
Crescent Elk Middle School and Smith River School, have
been involved in mural design and construction. Students
learn about science, history, and mathematics, all while
creating original works of public art.
importantly, through ceramics students can develop an ability
to express themselves, and build a sense of pride in their
murals are popping up all over town, made by students who
often visit them, beaming with pride that they were involved
in an everlasting project, that has become a permenant part
of the history of our county.
Right) Turning Point Mural.
The mural is sixteen square feet and stands outside the
Department of Mental Health. Click
Not everyone can afford
to have a mural commisioned for their wall, but Piece by Piece Pottery now offers art lovers an affordable solution--buy
one of our custom wall hangings or tables. They fit perfectly
into any home. Order a custom mural based off of your
own design, or choose from our selection of available
patterns. Not only do you receive
a valuable piece of handcrafted artwork, but the proceeds
will help to support continued art programs in the schools
Starting in Summer of 2008, Piece by Piece Pottery offers another way that you can bring home the art, on collectable t-shirts and gifts from Cafe Press. Visit our online store at www.cafepress.com/custommurals to learn more.
Left) Table mural constructed for the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Available in our mural store.
Piece by Piece Pottery is
the brainchild of Harley and Jill Munger. Harley and Jill
make their home where the redwoods meet the sea, in beautiful
Del Norte County. Harley has been teaching ceramics in the
schools for three decades and plans to retire soon from
his job with the department of Mental Health. The couple
have been married twenty-eight years and have two children
in college. They are avid gardeners and are active in the
Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Redwood Mural Society.
They are also founders of local non-profit Elk Valley Artisans,
an organization dedicated to the arts and education. Every year they give
out grants to students interested in pursuing the arts.
This program has grown on a yearly basis. Contact
Jill for more information.
Right) Jill and Harley Munger at the Getty Museum