ARTStandard Ceramic Supply is pleased to announce the acquisition of A.R.T. Studio Clay Company, Inc., based out of Sturtevant, Wisconsin. As of October 30, 2015, Standard Ceramic will assume all A.R.T. operations.


A.R.T. Studio Clay Company, Inc. has been a major presence in clay and ceramic supplies in the mid-west region for over 40 years. Founded in 1970 by Nick Nero, a drama professor at Lake Forest College. Nero was asked by his department to expand his teaching to include the arts, which began an interest in ceramics. He saw a need for a comprehensive clay and ceramic supply source in the Chicago area. Nero named his new clay manufacturing company A.R.T. after the American Repertory Theatre, in a nod to his background. Nero eventually sold the business to Haggerty Enterprises. Subsequently, Haggerty moved the business to Wisconsin. The company offers a full line of clays, glazes, raw materials, kilns, equipment, and tools.


Standard Ceramic Supply welcomes A.R.T. customers and looks forward to providing high quality products and services to artists and educators in the mid-west region.