About Us


Terracotta Republic, Inc. is an American clay works company (located just outside of Cooperstown, NY in the Town of Westford) that produces a range of artisan ceramic works from utilitarian/decorative to sculptural/architectural accents. Owners Michelle Corbett and Mike Pape are creative problem solvers, innovators and entrepreneurs.  Michelle Corbett holds an MFA in ceramics from Syracuse University, and specializes in sculptural hand-building and conceptual/aesthetic design. Michael Pape specializes in mold making, slip-casting and technical design. Together they combine their different skill sets to create quality products that are functional, aesthetic and unique.

 Cheers! from Michelle, Mike, and our dog Diesel.