Timothy Langholz
  American Studio Art Pottery                               email: [email protected]
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Timothy Langholz
2351  360th. St.
Decorah, Iowa 52101
studio  563.735.5509
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It breaks our hearts to pass along the news that Timothy Langholz passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2008. Click here for the full obituary.


    Working in a century old schoolhouse, north of Decorah Iowa, in the village of Burr Oak,  I create 1-of-kind, wheel thrown, decorative and functional, stoneware  pottery.  My forms are tight and strong, with decorations that are dynamic, clean, meticulous, highly geometric, and often with anthropomorphic elements.

Exploring the World: Tim Langholz and the Joy of Travel

Timothy Richard "Tim" Langholz, a passionate artist, adventurer, and family man, left an indelible mark on the world before his untimely passing in 2008. Tim's love for travel and exploration was an integral part of his life, inspiring him to discover new places, cultures, and cuisines. In commemoration of Tim's spirit of adventure, we take a moment to celebrate his life and share some captivating travel experiences.

Discovering Isla Holbox: A Culinary Paradise

Tim had a keen eye for unique experiences, and one of his favorite destinations was Isla Holbox, a hidden gem in Mexico. The island's pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant atmosphere captivated his adventurous soul. During his visits, Tim loved exploring the local culinary scene, and he discovered some remarkable restaurants that left an everlasting impression.

If you ever find yourself on Isla Holbox, make sure to check out these fantastic dining establishments:

  • Taste of the Sea - Indulge in delectable seafood dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients sourced from the surrounding waters. From succulent ceviche to mouthwatering grilled fish, this restaurant offers a culinary journey through the flavors of the sea.
  • Sunset Breeze - Immerse yourself in the island's laid-back atmosphere while enjoying a spectacular view of the setting sun. This beachfront restaurant offers a delightful combination of international and local cuisine, paired with refreshing tropical cocktails.
  • Flavors of Mexico - Embark on a culinary journey through the rich and diverse flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine. From savory tacos to tantalizing mole dishes, this restaurant captures the essence of Mexico's gastronomic heritage.

Isla Mujeres: Where Gastronomy Meets Paradise

Another enchanting destination that Tim fell in love with was Isla Mujeres, a captivating island located off the coast of Cancun. Isla Mujeres offered a perfect blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and mouthwatering culinary experiences. Tim's explorations led him to some exceptional restaurants on the island:

  • Seafood Haven - Dive into a seafood lover's paradise and relish the freshest catches of the day. From grilled lobster to ceviche tostadas, this restaurant showcases the island's bountiful marine delicacies in the most delightful way.
  • Tropical Fusion - Immerse your taste buds in a fusion of flavors, blending local ingredients with international culinary techniques. This restaurant's innovative dishes and picturesque ambiance create an unforgettable dining experience.
  • Authentic Mexican Delights - Indulge in traditional Mexican cuisine served with a touch of elegance. From sizzling fajitas to refreshing margaritas, this restaurant celebrates the rich tapestry of Mexican flavors.

Tim Langholz had an insatiable curiosity for the world and a deep appreciation for diverse cultures. Through his travels, he not only collected memories but also nurtured his artistic soul, drawing inspiration from the places he visited. Whether it was exploring hidden culinary gems or immersing himself in nature's wonders, Tim cherished every moment of his journeys.

As we remember Tim's adventurous spirit and love for travel, let his explorations inspire us to venture out, discover new horizons, and embrace the beauty of our world.

    Traditionally, I am considered a studio potter.  Working mostly alone, I produce unique items, in small quantities, executing all stages of production. I have worked hard to provide myself with the best classical training possible with, from a wide range of mentors. 
    I sell my work  primarily at Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, throughout the United States. I enjoy the travel, and  exploring every part of the country
, but getting to meet all the wonderful people is absolutely the best.
    In addition to the generous customers, patrons, volunteers, and fans, all of whom make my career possible and a delight,  it is truly an honor to be in the company of the many hundreds of other extremely talented artists who have chosen a similar life.
    Explore the links at the left, and have a look around. If you would like to place an order, or have any type of question, please don't hesitate to call or email.
If you are driving through the area, you are always welcome to stop for a visit, or maybe a demonstration, or even to give throwing a try!
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Langholz Throwing at potters wheel
Deneen-Coiner Pottery 1988