Meet our Faculty
Aimee Achambault (she/her/hers) received her MS in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her BA in Visual Art and Education from Gordon College. Her sculptural work uses mized media to explore growth, attachment and how objects carry personal and collective value. Aimee's work has been exhibited throughout the greater Boston area. She has taught art, ceramics and education in classes in community programs, public school art programs and college classes for 20 years. She is excited to join the Mudflat creative community.
Noni Armony Erel (she/her/hers) 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 (Cary) Atsalis (he/him/his) 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 a Mudflat Technical Director.
Keith Becker-Lazore (he/they) received their BA with a concentration in Ceramics from Emmanuel College in 2018 where they now work as a studio manager. They’re also a studio educator and 3D artist who works primarily with ceramics to explore the squishiness of emotional states of being and our understanding of empathy. Since the pandemic, they have expanded into other mediums in their ongoing intrigue of both the tangibility and ephemerality of emotions.
Susan Bernstein (she/her/hers) is a Mudflat studio artist since 2005. She makes all hand built ceramics. She has traveled to Nigeria and South Africa to study and document local ceramic traditions. Her work was included in the Lark book "500 Vases", the 2014 " State of Clay" exhibition, the 2014 NHIA Ceramics Biennial Exhibition, and the 2021 LexArt exhibition, "Reflection, Reawakening, Resilience." Her work can be seen at Mudflat Studios and seasonally at several Provincetown galleries.
Katie Bosley Sabin (she/her/hers) is originally from Clearwater, Florida. She earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2021 and her BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida in 2014. Katie has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and interned at Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. She has written articles for the Journal of the National Council for Education on Ceramics Arts and Pottery Making Illustrated and has taught ceramics at community studios across the country for nearly ten years.
Jennifer DeAngelis (she/her/hers) 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 a Mudflat Technical Director.
Jessica (Jesse) Dougherty (she/her/hers) received her BFA in Studio Arts with a ceramics concentration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2021. She has completed ceramic internships at both Worcester Center for Crafts and at Mudflat. Today, Jesse teaches ceramics in the Boston area in addition to her technical work at Mudflat. Jesse's work is not defined by one process of making. Her goal is to create a sense of comfort and/or joy for both herself and others, often using animals as imagery.
Gabrielle Fougere (she/her/hers) 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 a Mudflat Administrative Assistant.
Lynn Gervens (she/her/hers) 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, East Somerville Main Streets, and Artisan's Asylum. Her work was included in the 2014 exhibitions “State of Clay”, "Ceramics EnMASSe", and 2015 "State of Clay: Pushing Boundaries".
Leah Guerin (she/her/hers) 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.
Doug Hansel (he/him/his) has studied ceramics at the State University of New York College at Buffalo, Worcester Center for Crafts, and Mudflat Pottery School. He has been a technical assistant for Mudflat since 1998. He enjoys making simple, wheel thrown and altered forms with porcelain. Doug sells his work locally at Artisan's Way Gallery in Concord, Five Crows Gallery in Natick, and Mudflat Gallery in Cambridge, MA. His work was included in the 2014 "State of Clay" ceramic exhibition.
Madeleine Hartley (she/they) was raised in Florida but spent much of her childhood with her family in the Northeast. Hartley is an emerging artist who has recently graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May of 2023. Her work has been exhibited in various group shows nationally. She will be the artist-in-residence at Mudflat for the 2023-2024 year. Her work will continue to explore spaces of transition between growth and decay, presence and absence, as well as preservation and neglect. She is heavily influenced by her family’s cultural heritage. Hartley is also heavily inspired by the environment and the ways in which it evolves and adapts to change.
Mary Kenny (she/her) is an artist and educator fluent in many media including: ceramics, fiber arts, wood, metal, papier-mache, stained glass, and stop-motion animation. A Dorchester native, Mary received a BFA from UMass Dartmouth and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She has exhibited at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, and at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA. She is currently a resident artist at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard University in Allston, MA. For more information on Mary's work, please visit www.mkennyceramics.com
Lisa Knebel (she/her/hers) 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 (she/her/hers) has a BFA in ceramics from the State University of New York at Potsdam. Kate completed the technical education program at Mudflat and is currently a member of Mudflat's office & technical staff. Kate's work consists of highly decorated, functional, porcelain pieces that depict animals and flowers. Kate has taught classes, workshops and afterschool programs for children and adults.
David LaPierre (he/him/his) 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.
Eliane (she/her/hers) received her BFA in studio art from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA in 2016. From 2017-2019, she was an assistant to Deborah Schwartzkopf at Rat City Studios in Seattle, WA and taught ceramics in the Seattle area. In 2019, Eliane moved to southern Sweden, where her mother is originally from. There, she opened a community studio offering various pottery classes and events from 2020-2022. She is now living in the Boston area and teaching ceramics at Mudflat. Eliane's work consists of wheelthrown and handbuilt functional pieces, often depicting the human form and playfully highlighting everyday objects and events.
Maureen Mills (she/her/hers) received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She works from her home studio in Portsmouth NH with her husband Steven Zoldak, making slip decorated stoneware and porcelain and firing in gas and wood burning kilns. She has served as chair of the ceramics department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester NH while exhibiting regularly in juried and invitational exhibitions across the country. Maureen received the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and was named a New Hampshire Council on the Arts Fellow in 2012.
Steve Murphy (he/him/his) 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 (she/her/hers) 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 (she/her/hers) 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.
Tilla Rodemann (she/her/hers) started to work with clay in 2005. She is a Mudflat studio artist since 2014. Her work is wheel thrown, functional, elaborately decorated and has been included in a number of local and national exhibitions.