Our Story

Wolf Ceramics was founded in 2016 by Sarah Wolf. A native Oregonian, Sarah followed a winding path through geochemistry, farming, outdoor education and guiding, and considering architecture school before landing back on her most addictive and inspired hobby: ceramics. 

After a year and a half of graduate studies at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Sarah began producing work out of her NW Portland pottery studio, steadily building a mug club and connecting with local chefs and restaurants. Soon her mugs, plates, bowls and home wares were finding permanent homes around the country.  In 2019, Wolf Ceramics moved their studio to the nearby town of Hood River nestled in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area at the base of Mt. Hood.

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  • Sarah

    Founder and artist. Once a solo studio potter and now the happy leader of a team, Sarah enjoys making goods that will be well used by her friends and community. She values time spent in the mountains just as much as a day’s work in the studio.

  • Joey Rose

    Glazing and operations. Joey Rose's shrewd attention to detail and efficiency are integral to operations here. Outside of Wolf, she has a business, designing and creating accessories and leather goods that incorporate fur, animal bone, fiber, and metal. See her work.

  • Skylar

    Potter and production manager. Skylar has worked as a potter at Wolf since 2022. She divides her time between managing wet-work production, throwing here at Wolf, teaching throwing classes, and exploring atmospheric firing in her personal work that can be found here.

  • Ian

    Production potter. Ian joined Wolf after hiking the Appalachian Trail, bringing his joyful demeanor and easy diligence with him. Outside of Wolf, Ian has explored functional and sculptural work, as well as a passion for wood firing. Check out Ian’s pots, paintings, and other larks here.

  • Gloria

    Production potter. Gloria joined the Wolf team after completing her BA in linguistics at Reed College, where she spent many hours in the studio thanks to her work study job as an assistant to the ceramics department. She also speaks Russian and is a budding sheep-shearer.

  • Hana

    Glazer and production technician. Hana braved the move to the PNW from sunny California. She's the newest member of our team and we are thrilled to have her!

  • Jacob

    Studio Assistant. It was the many rivers and whitewater kayaking that brought Jacob here to the Columbia River Gorge. He spends a day or two a week with us and keeps things running smoothly around here, recycling clay, loading kilns, and attaching handles.

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    We are a lighthearted bunch that take our work seriously but also like to maintain a healthy sense of humor.

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