Faculty

Our experienced faculty has a broad range of practical experience as well as formal training and education from ceramic arts programs at major universities. Many of them are also Mudflat studio artists and are represented at Mudflat Gallery as well as our Spring and Holiday Open Studio and Pottery Sale events.

Noni Armony

Noni Armony Erel has studied clay at Mudflat Studio and she took classes with ceramic artists in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her teaching experience includes teaching handbuilding classes to children and adults at the Jewish Community Day School in Watertown and wheelthrowing classes for adults. Noni is a Mudflat studio artist; she sells her work at Mudflat Gallery.

Kyriakos Atsalis

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

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

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.

Katie Fee

Katie Fee recently completed the Ceramics Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Program at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She earned a BA from the College of William and Mary, majoring in Studio Art and Geology, receiving highest honors for her capstone research thesis in soda-fired pottery. Katie was a winter resident at Penland School of Crafts in 2016 and has worked as a studio assistant at Richmond Visual Arts Center and for artist Mike Jabbur. She has exhibited her work in juried, solo and group exhibitions nationwide.

Gabrielle Fougere

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

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

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.

Lynn Gervens

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".

Michelle Green

Michelle Green received a BA in Middle East Studies and Anthropology/Archaeology form Fordham University, and an MA inAnthropology from University of London. She is a graduate of Mudflat's Technical Education program in 2016, and is the owner/operator of High Street Studios in Hingham, MA. Her ceramic teaching experience includes Derby Academy, Hingham, and Munro Center for the Arts, Lexington.

Leah Guerin

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. 

Arthur Halvorsen

Arthur Halvorsen is a graduate of Maine College of Art where he received his BFA in ceramics. Arthur's work uses bright colors, textures and patterns on earthenware, drawing from pop art, coloring books and tattoos as source material. Arthur is a Mudflat studio artist, and he teaches classes and workshops at both Mudflat and Harvard Ceramics and and other venues nationally. His work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Examples of his work can be seen at arthurhalvorsenceramics.com and @arthurhalvorsen on Instagram.

Lisa Knebel

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

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

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.

Emily Lober

Marc Mancuso

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

Elizabeth Rodriguez

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.

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.