Vernor Pots in the name my kids gave to my ceramics studio, an old gas station on Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit.

I make pots, and I also cook. Sometimes I paint. The studio is an evolving collaboration of all of the parts of me that used to be separate and that are now finding a home together.

Jessie painting tiles with one month old baby Yuka in preparation for Ochre Bakery



Vernor Pots is the ceramic studio and creative workspace of Jessie Hicks. It is a place to explore and celebrate the beauty in the everyday. The intimate daily rituals that shape our existence.

Jessie has a background in food, having spent over a decade running two businesses, Astro Coffee and Ochre Bakery, with her husband in Detroit, Michigan. Food and cooking are still an integral part of her daily creative practice along with ceramics and painting.