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.

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.

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".

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.

June Lee

June Lee was born in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. while she was 17. At age 18 she was introduced to ceramics at Wellesley High School. June graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She has been a student at Mudflat since 2009 and recently she has devoted more of her time to do what she likes - create pottery that makes people smile! June's works are functional and mostly decorated with underglazes - see them at www.simplejourney365.com

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.

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.


Clive Sithole


Clive was born in Soweto, South Africa. He earned a post-graduate diploma at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2007, and has since been honored with many national awards. He traveled around South Africa to study and work with local potters, including Zulu and Venda ceramic artists. He has led workshops internationally, traveling to Nigeria to study the Udu ceramic drum, and to the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, England, to work with Magdalene Odundo. In 2018, Clive presented a workshop with Zulu potters Jabu Nala and Thembe Nala, demonstrating their traditional and contemporary coil building techniques and surface treatments.

Clive explores social issues of land, race, politics and culture in his work, utilizing traditional Zulu techniques, symbols, and firing techniques to enhance his work. He has exhibited his work internationally and is included in collections in museums in South Africa, Germany, Denmark, and the United States.

The article, “On Family and Reflection: Clive Sithole at MidCareer”, by Elizabeth Perrill, appeared in the March 2019 issue of Ceramics Monthly.