Instructors and Staff

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Skyler Bolton

Skyler discovered ceramics in 2005, new to both the art world and Los Angeles. He went on to study art at a local community college and later at CSU Long Beach. He gained a BA in Studio Arts with a specialization in ceramics.  Skyler now teaches beginning and intermediate / advanced wheelthrowing.

Nicole Dacey
A skilled instructor, Nicole has an intuitive and helpful approach with students in her beginning and intermediate classes. Her work is modern and rustic. Her eye for design shows through not only in her clean, fluid forms, but also her design aesthetic with glaze and use of textural ash elements. Nicole's work can be seen in our webshop. 

Kathryn Hillier
A lifelong artist with a background in photography, Kathryn Hillier took up ceramics five years ago and quickly became captivated with the medium's tactile complexity, visual beauty, and endless technical challenges. Though drawn to understated, functional designs imbued with a timeless quality, Kathryn enjoys testing limits within those guidelines. Whether tinkering with glaze recipes, combining different clays for striking marbled patterns, or exploring the coloristic possibilities of low-fire earthenware, Kathryn always seeking new ways to surprise and delight lovers of elegant tableware and unique objects.

Madeleine Pellegren

Madeleine's work is earthy, elegant and fun. She plays with form and color while creating playful, functional work. 


Lynne Anderson teaches with a positive and enthusiastic warm approach, which also radiates into her functional and beautiful work. 


Olivia Norman creates functional and playful work from planters to mugs and speckled colanders. 


Kelley Burnett 
For about 12 years, Kelley has studied in formal and community studio settings.  Recently, she's enjoyed focusing her personal work on small tactile pieces and lamps. She teaches occasional workshops and is our studio manager. You can see more of her work here and in our webshop.