Kyriakos (Cary) Atsalis received his BFA from Bates College. He sells his functional clay work at craft shows and at Mudflat Gallery. His work includes commissioned mugs for Taza Chocolate in Somerville. Cary worked as the ceramics studio manager and a teacher at Castle Hill, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro MA. Cary is Mudflat’s Technical Director.
Susan Bernstein is a Mudflat studio artist since 2005. Her handbuilt work can be seen at Mudflat Gallery. Her work was included in the Lark book, “500 Vases”, the 2014 “State of Clay” exhibition and the NHIA Ceramics Biennial Exhibition 2014.
Jennifer DeAngelis received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2004. She crafts playful handbuilt and wheelthrown functional ware along with sculptural pieces that incorporate texture and patterns. Her work was included in the 2014 “State of Clay” exhibition. Jen is Mudflat’s Assistant Technical Director.
Eileen de Rosas received her BFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Design. She started pottery at Supermud Pottery and Greenwich House Pottery in New York City. Eileen makes functional and decorative pottery in the maiolica style. She has taught at the New Art Center in Newton and at Massachusetts College of Art and Design Summer Programs. Her work is at Mudflat Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts and the FullerCraft Museum. www.eileenderosas.com
Gabrielle Fougere received her BFA in Ceramics from Massachusetts College of Art. Her claywork is handbuilt decorative boxes and one of a kind planters. She sells her work at Mudflat Gallery. Her work is included in two Lark Books: "Making and Installing Handmade Tiles" and “500 Tiles”. Gabrielle is Mudflat's Administrative Assistant.
Jeanne Garrison has an MFA in painting from Boston University. She has been an art and drama teacher in high school and college art programs and in the community for many years. She developed her interest in ceramics mid-life, and has studied at the Art Institute of Boston, at MIT, Emerson Umbrella, at Mudflat Studio, and in Wales. She makes highly decorated slip-carved pieces using traditional forms. Her work was included in the 2014 State of Clay exhibition, and can be found at Mudflat Gallery and The Clever Hand in Wellesley.
Mariya Gazumyan makes rustic, functional pieces that have an abstract touch. The only thing she loves more than spending hours with clay is doing it together with her daughters. She has years of experience and creates a wide range of work, from bottles, bowls and plates to pretty much anything else that can be built out of clay.
Howard Gerstein received his BFA from the University of Cincinnati and has been working in clay since 1985, with a studio at Mudflat. He currently teaches ceramics at the Danforth Museum School and Boston University. Howard’s work is included in two Lark Books, “500 Animals in Clay” and “500 Vases”; and his work was included in the 2014 “State of Clay” exhibition.
Lynn Gervens received her BFA from the University of Illinois. She has been teaching ceramics since 1977 at Mudflat, other local art centers, public school programs and preschools. Lynn is the Executive Director at Mudflat, and has also served on the boards of Studio Potter and East Somerville Main Streets. Her work was included in the 2014 exhibitions “State of Clay”, "Ceramics EnMASSe", and 2015 "State of Clay: Pushing Boundaries".
Carmela Goguen-Fratus studied ceramics and earned degrees from Grossmont College and San Diego State University. She is primarily a functional potter, creating and refining forms, then altering through surface decoration techniques such as water etching/erosio, carving, sgraffito and mishima. Carmela has extensive teaching experience, primarily at the Munroe Center for the Arts in Lexington.
Leah Guerin has a studio in Sutton MA, producing tiles and functional pottery. She has been a high school art teacher, receiving her Master of Art Education degree from UMass Dartmouth, as well as BFAs in ceramics and art education.
Lisa Knebel received her BA from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and has also studied at Massachusetts College of Art and the Museum School. Lisa is a Mudflat studio artist; she sells her work locally at The Cleverhand Gallery in Wellesley, Hog on Ice Gallery in Newburyport and Mudflat Gallery in Cambridge.
Kate Kuligowski has a BFA in ceramics from State University of New York at Potsdam. Kate completed the technical education program at Mudflat and is currently a member of our Technical staff. She recently worked as the lead potter and instructor at a local studio before returning to Mudflat as an administratve assistant. Kate has taught classes, workshops and afterschool programs for children and adults.
David LaPierre has been working in clay for more than 25 years. He received his BFA from the University of Connecticut. His claywork is wheelthrown, using porcelain and stoneware. David works in series of multiples of the same form while manipulating the surfaces.
Marc Mancuso studied ceramics at Louisiana State University and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has worked as a sculpture assistant and production potter, and has been teaching ceramics at many local Boston organizations since 1999. Marc's work has been exhibited most recently in the group exhibition, "Conceptual Clay, Hot Art" at the Brookline Arts Center.
Martin McDermott recently received his MFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design. He also has an MA in Teaching from Colorado College and a BA in Visual Art and Art History from Emory University. Martin taught high school art for 6 years, designing and teaching courses in ceramics, sculpture, photography and introductory art. His work was exhibited in The State of Clay, 2016 and in the RISD Graduate Ceramics Biennial.
Meghan Morris received her MFA in Applied Craft and Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art & Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2013. She has worked as a studio assistant and also worked in ceramics production for commercial sales. Her teaching experiences include at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oaks Bluff, MA and at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Steve Murphy received his BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He apprenticed to Keiichroh Sato, potter in Nagano-ken, Japan and was a student of Japanese Tea Ceremony with Allan Sosei Palmer. He has taught ceramics at the DeCordova Museum School, The Boston Center for Adult Education and the Fuller Museum of Crafts. His work was included in the 2014 “State of Clay” exhibition and the NHIA Ceramics Biennial Exhibition 2014.
Julie Peck received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She served as an apprentice at Moravian Pottery and Tileworks, Doylestown, PA and was an Artist-in-residence at ARCO, Lisbon, Portugal. She shows her lowfire tiles and functional ware locally and nationally. Her work is included in two Lark books, “500 Tiles” and “500 Vases”.
Tracy Raymond has studied clay at the Harvard Ceramics Studio, Rhode Island School of Design and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her teaching experience includes wheelthrowing classes for adults, and field trips for youth groups.
Mike Roche received his BFA in ceramics from Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA in ceramics from University of Delaware. He worked as a studio assistant for Peter Roux and Jun Kaneko and has been an instructor, visiting artist, and studio technician at a number of schools and studios. Mike completed a year long residency at Feet of Clay prior to coming to Mudflat. He has had work included in numerous exhibitions nationwide since 2006. An exhibition of his work will be installed at Mudflat at the end of his residency - Exhibition runs from July 8-23, 2016, reception on July 12.
Elizabeth Rodriguez studied painting and graphic design before she started working in clay in 1994. She currently maintains her own ceramic home studio and exhibits her functional work throughout Massachusetts at galleries and craft shows. She has taught at Palomita Pottery in Newton Centre, at North Shore Clay Studio in Lynn, and at Clay Dreaming in Beverly.
Kyla Toomey received her BFA in ceramics from Alfred University and her MFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University. She has been awarded artist residencies at a number of clay programs and has teaching experience at every level from college to children’s clay camps. Kyla was Mudflat's Artist-in-Residence for 2013-14. She has exhibited her work extensively since 2004 and was included in the 2014 “State of Clay” exhibition and the NHIA Ceramics Biennial Exhibition 2014.
Melody Wolfe Thomas
Melody Wolfe Thomas attended Virginia Tech and Radford University, also in Virginia. She has a Master's in Art Education and is a certified teacher. She has taught in public, private and museum settings. She also develops art and ceramics programming for children and adults through Mass Audubon. Melody has been working in clay for over a decade. Her functional stoneware often includes decorative elements inspired by nature.