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
Erik Wilson is a ceramic artist at Mudflat Studios in Somerville, MA. His work is wheel thrown and functional, gas and wood fired. Erik explores forms through many production cycles and iterations. He enjoys altered, wheel thrown pottery and dynamic textures. Erik teaches the intermediate throwing class and has a lot to offer students who have taken multiple pottery classes.
Josephine graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Fine Arts. She interned with The Bright Angle in Asheville, NC where she worked with slip casting, glaze formulation and firings. She managed her own studio in western mass for a while before moving back to Boston.
Her work often derives meaning from social issues to offer a new perspective. She's inspired by home, nature, patterns, and textures.
Conor graduated from Eckerd College with a BFA in Visual Art. He's been working with clay for over 10 years. In 2014, he moved to San Francisco and joined Clay By The Bay where he taught and led the operations and program development for 5 years. Conor returned to the North Shore in 2020 and looks forward to joining and the east coast clay community and sharing what he’s learned.
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.
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 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.
Brendan is based in Somerville and has been working with clay for about 8 years. Since taking his first class, he's been pulled by the iterative, peaceful process and am consistently surprised by similarities found between ceramics, yoga, and nature. His work centers around wheel throwing with an emphasis on simple shapes with small alterations and textures.
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.