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Jillayne and Jeff Waite

The Waite Studio

Pottery, Sculpture, Gallery


11880 Grouse Covey Ln, Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

From Hwy H: take Gresham Road to Pope Road to Grouse Covey Lane.
From Hwy 51: take Diamond Lake Road to Gresham Rd to Pope Road to Grouse Covey Lane. Gresham Road is no longer open to Hwy 51.


(262) 442-2933

Year-Round Studio Hours

We are open Monday–Thursday from 9 to noon.

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Waite Studio/ Gallery 517 is housed in a renovated five-car garage on our property. We are open Monday–Thursday from 9 to noon. Most likely longer, and sometimes we take a day off. Text to check times. Our gallery is open to showcase the crazy works of five artists as of 2023. When you see our art, you’ll understand that our work compliments each other–a bit of whimsy–sometimes more practical. Always colorful. It is a real joy to be at a place in my life where my creativity can be a central focus. I am thankful to live in a place surrounded with the quiet beauty that helps to inspire me.

On the tour, we invite you to wander through our gardens and see the sculptures that we have made. We also have a labyrinth and an island garden with a pond and river. Our focus is Garden Art… and functional stoneware inspired by the world and colors of our surroundings that grace our property. Some wheel-thrown pieces … some using the slab technique with hand-made stamps, small molds, and imagination. Jeff adds his love of wood and carving skills to many of the pieces which make their collaboration complete. Commission work is not typical for us but in 2023 the rule was broken and making house number sculptures became fun. Each one stands 4-5 feet tall.

Gallery Artists

It’s not just me in the studio. When I make a sculpture that needs a base, Jeff Waite jumps in with his chainsaw, sander, and keen eye for the grains of wood to make my pieces have an added element. It’s fun working together!

Tim Bammel – Berkley, MI We have a few of Tim’s crazy sculptures in the gallery. His work is created from found objects and inspired by his imagination. Tim just happens to be married to our daughter, Gwen.

Jillanne Consie – Lac du Flambeau, WI Flowers and Birdhouses – Gnomes and Fairy Neighborhoods are a delight in any garden. Each piece is uniquely created by hand. Look for the wash on the line, a cat… lots of cats, a swing, and more.

Terry Gunderson Shulta – Wausau, WI Journals are what Terry does. They are unique, original and each one if different. Terry also teaches workshops. Ask for details.

Mary Robinson – Wausau, WI Mary creates art from “things found” and her collection of vegetable prints from original pastel paintings are surprising. You’ll think they are photos.


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