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Ned Levering

Ned Levering

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 Curtin-Bowen

Ariane Curtin-Bowen

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.

Jared Hostutler

Jared Hostutler

Jared is the Watertown Studio Manager and primary Glaze Tech. 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 experimenting with stained and fused glass, and tending to his lizard and cat.

Diana Salcedo

Diana Salcedo

Diana graduated from MassArt with a BFA in Ceramics. She has a wide variety of creative interests that include tufting small rugs, crocheting, illustrating and painting funky tattoo flash. She joined us in 2023 and has quickly grown into a full time studio technician at both the Belmont and Watertown locations.

Annie Morford

Annie Morford

Annie is from Columbus, Ohio and has been working in clay for eight years. She makes both functional and sculptural work focusing on soft places to land. In her free time she dabbles in block printing and paper cutting, and almost always has a true crime podcast playing in the background.

Rachel Greider

Rachel Greider

Rachel grew up in Ohio and moved to Watertown in 2022. She has been an artist her whole life, jumping around between mediums every couple years. She fell in love with wheel throwing in 2020. Currently, she’s experimenting with underglaze and wax surface decorations. In addition to pottery, Rachel loves the outdoors, painting, and taking care of her many plants and pup Kenai. Rachel is our weekend manager.

Lola Levering

Lola Levering

Lola is a happy go lucky pup with a wonky smile - you'll find her wherever Ned is!

Teachers
Lauren Mueller

Lauren Mueller

Outside the studio Lauren is a teacher of teachers and spends much of their time immersed in the life of a small elementary school. Inside the studio Lauren is inspired to create seemingly simple objects that feel just right in your hands. Lauren loves talking to other potters about their processes and plans and is eternally grateful to be part of a community of artists and learners. They have been throwing at Indigo Fire for 6 years.

Zelda Mayer

Zelda Mayer

Zelda fell in love with clay eight years ago and continues to learn from the material each day. Her work focuses on functional, beautiful objects thrown on the wheel that often engage with historical craft traditions. Her practice explores clay’s unique behavior—balancing mastery with material resistance.

Joe Campo

Joe Campo

Joe is a long-time work exchange friend who dibbledabbles in glaze chemistry as much as he can! Being a proficient wheel thrower, He now teaches classes over at the Watertown studio.

Janet O'Malley

Janet O'Malley

A potter for over three decades, Janet has been molding, shaping and weaving her unique narrative into the essence of her creations, stopping along the way when life got busy, but always returning with unwavering passion. In her home-based studio, she uses stoneware and porcelain to create pieces which she sells in local stores, online and at events. Janet studied both at the Harvard Ceramics Studio and Mudville in Somerville.

Julie Peck

Julie Peck

Julie Peck has had a home studio in Somerville since finishing her MFA at U Mass-Dartmouth's Program in Artisanry. Her work is all handbuilt with thick slabs and coils and then carved. She balances her time between her studio, teaching and working as a MCC STARS artist-in-residence at several local schools. Learn more at JuliePeckCeramics.com

June Lee

June Lee

June Lee (she/her/hers) was born in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. when she was 17. At age 18 she was introduced to ceramics at Wellesley High School. June is currently a studio artist and faculty member at Mudflat Pottery School. June is passionate about making her students (at any age!) fall in love with clay and she is skillful in teaching beginning wheel throwing while incorporating handbuilding and decorating tips. June's work has been known as "happy pottery" that makes people smile.

Taylor Byrne

Taylor Byrne

Taylor graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in photography. While studying there, she was introduced to pottery and she hasn’t stopped throwing since. In addition to being a potter, Taylor has been teaching art at the high school level in public schools for the past 7 years. She is currently a Ceramics teacher at Somerville High School. Taylor is drawn to throwing on the pottery wheel because it brings moments of silence and creativity to an otherwise hectic life as a teacher

Donna Pioli

Donna Pioli

Donna Pioli has been working with clay since she fell in love with ceramics over 15 years ago. She is known for imbuing her work with feminine, playful details. Donna delights in the control and malleability that clay affords and is eager to bring this passion to her teaching. Her studio is based in Dedham, MA at Mother Brook Arts & Community Center.

Kimberly Wutkiewicz

Kimberly Wutkiewicz

Kim first fell in love with pottery 20 years ago when a friend taught her how to use a kick wheel at summer camp. Since then, she has seized every opportunity to get her hands into clay. She loves exploring simple, graceful forms and incorporating her love of nature into sgraffito and other surface design techniques. Kim joined Indigo Fire in 2021 after teaching wheel-throwing at Mudville Pottery for four years.

Sarah Carroll

Sarah Carroll

Sarah has worked with clay since studying full time at the School for Professional Crafts at the Worcester Center for Crafts 20 years ago. There she learned everything from wheel throwing and hand building to glaze preparation and firing all different types of kilns. She is drawn to the moments and materials on display when nature meets the human-constructed environment such as rust, weathered paint, and discarded bricks. Sarah has been throwing at Indigo Fire since 2019.

Marc Mancuso

Marc Mancuso

Marc is a maker, teacher, and thinker who likes minutae, processes, and materials. He has taught ceramics to learners of all ages in the Boston area since 1998. He has worked professionally, exhibited, and lectured, locally and internationally. He draws hundreds of patterns, and occasionally finds time to work with enamels, glass, fabric, and paper. He is totally engaged with the way humor and curiosity influence fine art, design, and even engineering.

Sara Jacobson

Sara Jacobson

As a child, Sara loved to draw. By her teens, that love had evolved into linoleum carving and print-making. Some 40 years later Sara is delighted to find that the sgraffito process of scratching through a layer of colored slip or underglaze to expose the clay surface beneath beautifully brings together her two childhood artistic pleasures; and the 3-dimensional clay forms add to the fun challenge of working in-the-round.

Robert Boyer

Robert Boyer

Robert Boyer has been working in clay for over fifteen years, making on the wheel and exploring a variety of hand building techniques. He has previously taught both wheel throwing and hand building classes at MIT’s Student Art Association. His inspirations typically come from highly repetitive patterns in nature and leverage his background in the sciences looking to atomic structure and algorithmic thought processes as often as wood grain and feathers.

Alice Lee

Alice Lee

Alice (she/her) was introduced to pottery at her high school pottery club. She took her first wheelthrowing class after college and has been hooked ever since. She likes working with clay because there are so many techniques to try and clay can be reused over and over again. Her favorite thing to make are mugs.

Teachers
Weekend Staff
Weekend Staff
Ewa Hsu

Ewa Hsu

Ewa moved from Rochester, New York 2 years ago and is now a junior at Winchester High school. She has been throwing almost everyday for a little over a year. "The first time I had ever thrown was at an Indigo Fire workshop 2 years ago, and after I immediately signed up for another one. Ceramics is the one thing I have felt truly passionate about. My ceramic teacher/mentor has inspired me so much, and I hope to one day become a ceramics teacher."

Kate Shannon

Kate Shannon

Kate is from Sudbury, Mass and works part time at the Watertown studio. She does not have much pottery experience but enjoys expressing creativity through crocheting and interior decorating. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her pug, Mack. For most of the year she works as a machine operator for TLS Contractors.

Eden Gresseth

Eden Gresseth

Eden is our Monday night staff over at the Belmont location

Charlotte Hannum

Charlotte Hannum

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

Ivy Wang

Ivy Wang

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.

Neil Edmonds

Neil Edmonds

Neil Edmonds is a senior at Arlington High School. He started taking ceramics classes in 2018 and has been taking them on and off since. Neil enjoys wheel throwing and meticulously choosing his glaze combinations. Outside of ceramics, Neil enjoys listening to folk music and learning about anything STEM related.

Ode Ortiz-Wren

Ode Ortiz-Wren

Ode is a transdisciplinary artist with a background in ceramics, illustration, music, woodworking, and mixed media, using these mediums to explore gift giving, performance, and place-making. Their work is equal parts practical, personal, and poetic, heavily inspired by repurposed materials, gaps in space, and lineage/inheritance. outside of work, Ode likes going to savers, doing the dishes, and spamming their loved ones with craigslist posts.

Work Exchange
Work Exchange
Gabe Springer

Gabe Springer

Gabe is our Friday evening work exchange in Belmont. He was inspired to start working with clay by his grandfather. Gabe is headed to medical school soon!

Natalie Volin

Natalie Volin

Natalie first started crafting with clay in the spring of 2021 at Indigo Fire. While she is still working on creating more functional pieces, she has found great value in the contrast between her studio time and her 9-to-5 role as a research manager. As a glaze tech, she aims to deepen her understanding of the transformations that occur within the kiln to better appreciate the nuanced beauty of each piece that emerges.

Adam Clemens

Adam Clemens

Adam started taking pottery classes at the studio in 2021 and now helps at the Belmont studio as a glaze technician assistant. He enjoys experimenting with surface designs and glaze applications. You can find Adam biking around Cambridge/Somerville, otherwise he’s probably baking or knitting or hanging out with his cat.

Jocelyn Rogers

Jocelyn Rogers

Jocelyn first started pottery in college and after several years off, she came to a sip n’ spin and rediscovered her love of throwing. Outside of the studio, she works as an occupational therapist in child & adolescent behavioral health where she calms the chaos through creative play.

Kate Dunlevy

Kate Dunlevy

Kate is our Tuesday evening work exchange in Belmont. While attending SMFA for art therapy with a concentration of ceramics in 2009, Kate found a love for creating and getting her hands dirty. After a 10 year hiatus, she joined Indigo Fire. Kate evolved into a work exchange role and teaches Sunday morning workshops. You can find Kate at the studio creating functional pieces intended to hold moments, alongside her friendly black lab, Ellie.

Hana Oji

Hana Oji

Hana is an architect with a love for working with her hands. Hana appreciates the necessarily slow creative process of pottery, and is fascinated with bright colors, patterns and designs. She loves experimenting with multiple clay bodies, and making an effort to not to be so timid and precious in her creativity. Hana is our Monday Watertown work exchange.

Rachel Nathan

Rachel Nathan

Rachel is a full-time mom and a part-time artist. Her first love is fiber art and all things involving yarn. She spins, weaves, knits, and crochets. She has been doing ceramics for about four years, and thinks art is more important than cleaning except when she is doing her work exchange in the studio.

Caralyn Aufiero

Caralyn Aufiero

Caralyn is our Thursday evening work exchange. Her mean-muggin pots can be found in our Watertown location.

Email your resume and any other relevant information to indigofirestudio@gmail.com to be considered for a position.

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