What A Crock began in the late 1970’s as owner/artist Cindy Wilkins took evening pottery classes from a local Junior College.  Soon, her own wheel and kiln were purchased and the beginning of What A Crock was formed.  During the 1980’s, Cindy spent most of her time making pottery to sell at local craft shows in the Chicagoland vicinity.  With the birth of her first two sons, pottery was an excellent way to be a “work-at-home” mommy.  Husband Byron started her web site in 1998 and it immediately landed her a nice article in the Chicago Tribune. 

My designs are functional, yet beautifully decorated to fit any decor.  I want my pottery to not only be a piece of art in your home, but a utensil as well.   I carefully design each piece with this goal in mind.  Plus, my pottery may be customized for any occasion; weddings, house-warming, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or simply something beautiful for your own home or office!

Keep in mind that my pottery is much like your own dishes and can withstand uniform heat and cooling. You may use it in the microwave or conventional oven and in the refrigerator, but never on top of the stove or in the freezer.  Never take a hot dish and cool it quickly or place a cold one in a hot oven, this will cause it to crack like any dishware.

Today, What A Crock! pottery is seen across the country from small offices to luxury homes.  Constant work goes into developing new and creative products that are both functional, beautiful and affordable.

Plus, with What A Crock’s new studio, more product can be created on a timely basis so even more people can enjoy the great products What A Crock has become known for all these years!