Holly exhibits and teaches workshops nationally, and formerly served in varying capacities at Penland School of Crafts (NC) and as Director of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (ME). She co-authored Visual Translations in The Studio Potter, 2010, and is a featured artist in Masters, Earthenware by Lark Books, 2009. In 2011, she is teaching at Rhode Island School of Design, Penland School of Crafts, and in Austin, Texas as a featured artist in the annual Art of the Pot exhibition.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Andrew Berends traveled through Spain, working with traditional folk potters. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from Montana State University before establishing his studio in the woods of Vermont.
George was raised in Miami, Florida where he attended the prestigious New World School of the Arts. He has a degree in Fine Arts for Ceramics and Printmaking as well as advanced studies in Anthropology. He is constantly exploring new mediums and concepts.
Elizabeth earned a degree in studio art and art history at the University of Vermont in 1977. From a young age she was drawn to crafts of all kinds. When she discovered the ceramics studio at UVM, she was attracted by the rhythms and cycles of throwing, glazing, and firing. Elizabeth loves the beauty and functionality of stoneware. In addition to its sturdiness, it is perfect for embellishment. The shapes and colors of her pottery echo what she sees in the gardens and woods around her home in Lincoln, Vermont.
Jeremy's unique pots are made in small groups, which differ from month to month. His pots are made to be used every day. Jeremy has a real need to make things with his hands and pottery seems to fill that need. He is attracted to pottery because of the beauty of the form and surface.