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Keiko studied pottery in Mashiko, Japan and received her BFA at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. She has had numerous solo exhibits in Japan. Keiko teaches "Cone 6 with Keiko" and "East Meets West".


Jeanne majored in Japanese culture at Stanford University, then was trained as a potter’s apprentice in Japan. She received her MA from UC Berkeley in East Asian Studies, writing an MA thesis comparing the Japanese ceramics traditions of Bizen and Hagi. She has also published both translations and original articles on Japanese ceramics. She has exhibited her work in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York. During her more than 40 years as ceramics instructor, she has taught children and adults in California, Hong Kong, and New York. She currently teaches Wheel: Beginners and Beyond, as well as special needs classes and private lessons for adults and children. Jeanne particularly enjoys the challenge of throwing large forms on the wheel.


Georgia has been making pots and teaching for over 25 years. She has studied at Haystack and apprenticed and worked at Scargo Pottery, Dennis, MA, and was a porcelain consultant for Dansk. Georgia teaches "The Wheel Beginning and beyond" and "Fine Tuned Wheel."


Reena had a corporate career before she entered the field of ceramics. She studied ceramics with Judith Weber of New Rochelle before setting up her own studio in 1989, making functional porcelain and stoneware pottery. Attending Penland School of Crafts for summer workshops, ignited her life long love for clay. As the founding Director of the Clay Art Center, Reena has strived to juggle her time between making pots and at same time, nurturing the programs and people who walk through its doors. She has exhibited her work at craft shows, galleries and shows all over the US. She loves teaching and watching her students grow artistically. She has taught the Friday morning Advanced Wheel Throwing class for several years and will continue to do so this year.


Judith has been a ceramic artist for over 50 years. Motivated by the relationship between form and function she has spent most of her professional life designing limited edition dining accessories. Her work has been featured in Tableware Today, Gourmet, Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart Living and Bon Appétit magazines. She has been represented at museum shops throughout the United States including SFMOMA in San Francisco, the Museum of Art and Design in New York and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally in design galleries and specialized boutiques. As an artist who thrives on challenge and diversity, she also creates custom tile for residential and commercial application. Her focus is now on developing highly personal ceramic installations that strive to capture the essence of a client’s experience, an environment, or a memory, thereby creating a permanent, intimate work of art.

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