It all started in 1999 with a few makeshift tools from the kitchen, some clay and a lot of patience. With just a few high school pottery classes under their belts, the Neff brothers set up their first pottery shop in the family garage and began making and selling Shroomyz ceramic garden mushrooms. The first shop was quite rudimentary to say the least, plaster from the hardware store, super soaker squirt guns and chicken wire were just a few of the makeshift tools they used to make the first Shroomyz.
Since leaving the garage, the factory has grown and more equipment has been added to the operation but the original electric kiln given to them by their father to start the operation is still in use today. The production has evolved quite a bit over the years, but their passion for creating unique and lasting ceramic garden art lives on.
In 2014, after 13 years of failed attempts and hundreds upon hundreds of clay tests, JJPotts finally came up with a clay that allowed their Shroomyz to be vitrified and frost proof, while still maintaining their signature vibrant colors. Shroomyz are very durable outdoors and will last in your garden for a long time.
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