Mikel has worked as a ceramics and multimedia artist for decades. He received a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's in Fine Arts- Ceramics from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
His work is constantly evolving and multi-dimensional. His main focus is sculptural, with clay as the primary material. Glass, metal and wood are also incorporated in a number of his mixed media pieces.This often involves combining discarded construction materials or wood with hand-thrown clay.
His sculptures are a combination of architectural details, organic forms and textures. These hand-built organic forms and textures contrast with hard edged architectural elements to create familiar and whimsical shapes.
Constructed in 2009, the studio offers 900 square feet of creative space. Mikel makes all of his pieces in this studio and displays his finest pieces along the studio walls.