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Faculty & Staff
Ned's work is influenced by 20th century English and Japanese pottery. He believes there is beauty in function and his pots are made to be used. He enjoys glaze chemistry and building out the studio space. Outside of pottery Ned enjoys chess, woodworking, bonsai, Starcraft and rock climbing. He lives in Arlington with his partner Alex, dog Lola, and son Quinn.
Ariane joined Indigo Fire as a staff member in Jan, 2020. Her role here has quickly grown and we are now proud to have her as the Belmont Studio Manager. On top of being friendly, helpful and smart, Ariane has a strong background in ceramics. She has a BA from Bennington College where she concentrated in ceramics. Her practice focuses on undulation, line drawn surface design, and odd earrings. She is on the hunt for the perfect electric green.
Peter is the studio manager at our Watertown location. After Peter graduated from Gordon College majoring in Communication Arts, he took a beginner wheel throwing class and knew right away that pottery was what he wanted to do for the long haul. Peter enjoys wheel throwing, and experimenting with hand building. When he's not at the studio Peter plays kick ball, walks on the beach and volunteers with Beverly Main Streets, the city he lived in for 4 years during and after college.
Jared is our glaze technician and primary Watertown weekend staff. They graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Ceramics. Their pottery is made with functionality and comfort at the forefront, while also being a vehicle to showcase queer imagery and thematics in everyday space. When not working at Indigo, he's pinching pots in his backyard shed studio or caring for his myriad of pets, all beloved.
Diana is a MassArt grad with a wide variety of creative interests. She joined us in 2023 and has quickly grown into a full time role at both the Belmont and Watertown locations.
Lola is a happy go lucky pup with a wonky smile - you'll find her wherever Ned is!
Gabe first encountered throwing at the Denison University ceramics studio and became inspired by his grandfather who was a longtime potter. In college Gabe threw the shot put, discus, and hammer on the track team, in addition to studying biology and philosophy. Gabe is currently in the process of EMT certification. Besides ceramics Gabe enjoys going to the gym, fishing, and walking his dog in the woods. Find Gabe in Watertown on Saturdays.
Charlotte graduated from Hampshire College with a Bachelors's in interdisciplinary arts, after which she moved to Seattle where she began working at a pottery studio and fell in love with ceramics. Charlotte enjoys wheel throwing, slip casting, and hand-building, and loves to incorporate other art forms into her ceramics pieces. When she's not in the studio Charlotte is hanging out with her cat or building furniture for her apartment. Charlotte works on Saturdays in Belmont
Rachel grew up in a small town in Minnesota and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in psychology and a burgeoning interest in pottery. Rachel works in psychological research at MGH and enjoys biking, podcasts, and all sorts of fiber crafts. Rachel works on Saturdays in Belmont!
Ivy is a rising senior at Arlington High School. She's been throwing since 2019 & enjoys experimenting with underglaze designs. Outside of ceramics, Ivy is passionate about playing piano, badminton, archery, and STEM. Ivy works on Sundays in Belmont.
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