Our team has grown this year!
Before moving on to some fun facts about each team member, let me just say...
I am SO incredibly grateful for this team. I love my job only in part because I am totally obsessed with making ceramics. On the days when the work of making ceramics feels tedious and exhausting, I am reminded that one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job is the fact that I get to do this work with a group of wonderful people! They help me to learn and grow every day, both in my technical skills and my human skills. Getting to work with and to lead this team is such a privilege.
I'm excited to share more updates about our current projects soon. Lots of exciting things to come!
A glaze and shipping extraordinaire, Joey Rose's shrewd attention to detail and efficiency are integral to operations at Wolf. She studied at OCAC with a concentration in fiber and metal arts which she developed into a business, designing and creating accessories and leather goods that incorporate fur, animal bone, fiber, and metal. Joey Rose started at Wolf handling shipping and now she is a jill-of-all - working on glaze, production scheduling and studio management. Find her work here.
Skylar started in pottery two years ago after taking a job in a small community studio as a tech. She would spend evenings working on the wheel, moving on to teach introductory wheel classes, with the goal of working in production. Skylar joined us last winter as a thrower and has also taken on projects off the wheel, working with our website and making tools for the jigger. She is passionate about functional art.
Daisy recently completed her BA at Bennington College with a concentration in environmental science and visual art. There she fell in love with ceramics while taking a course centered around wheel throwing and atmospheric firing. Daisy enjoys making functional work in her personal practice and in her role as production potter here at Wolf.
Kate joined our team this summer, making the move from Queens, New York to Hood River. She has both a BA in Art and Design from Alfred University and a Masters of Science in Historical Preservation from the University of Vermont. Kate has worked with clay for over a decade, making primarily hand built work. She is bringing her expertise to finish work here at Wolf, as well as her bright attitude and wonderful pup Lupa. See Kate's work here.
Sam studied at the University of Oregon in their ceramics program and joined us in 2020 as a production potter. He keeps his hands busy - throwing for Wolf while also producing his own functional and sculptural work from his Portland studio. Sam's rich knowledge of material and knack for solving technical problems keeps the studio running smoothly.
(Oh Kendall, we need a photo!)
Kendall received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in mental health counseling and art therapy. Kendall has worked in production for six years and maintains a personal practice that emphasizes atmospheric firing. You can view Kendall's work here and here.
Peter is pursuing a graduate degree in art therapy at Lewis and Clark. A skilled potter, Peter has been throwing with Wolf for two years. Peter’s personal work is primarily sculptural, exploring form and memory. His work can be viewed here.
Founder and creator of Wolf Ceramics. Once a solo studio potter and now the happy leader of a team, Sarah splits her time between production, design, and all the nitty gritty logistics of running a business. She enjoys making goods that will be well used by her friends and community, and she values time spent in the mountains just as much as a day’s work in the studio. Sarah loves running her own business because it allows the freedom to constantly try new ideas, knowing that some will succeed and some will fail, and that’s ok!