Their art is among most recognizable in the area: Think funky, retro and whimsical -- dogs in cars and roosters driving go carts. The creators of the eye-catching, humor-evoking pieces are Wisconsin-based husband and wife artisan duo painter Bruce Dunlap and clay potter Linda Day Dunlap. Tucked back in the coulee region of Pepin County, their house is the work and play space. They live there, create art and feed their eight chickens. Day bought the estate on Pottery Lane in 1988 from, believe it or not - a woman with pottery studio.
BAY CITY, Wis. -- Old-fashioned hardware stores filled with nameless doodads and perplexing gadgets are of dwindling generation. The few remaining establishments scattered throughout towns and rural communities often serve as a common place to gather, socialize and, of course, talk tools. Bay City Hardware fits the model. But perhaps what makes this place unique is not what you buy, but who you buy it from -- store clerk Judy Albarado. The nearly 73-year-old remains a staple to the store and small-town community.