Who We Are:

The Village Potters Clay Center is a fully equipped Pottery with a retail that consists of galleries and distribution (clay, tools, equipment). We also offer ongoing classes for adults, demonstration and hands-on workshops, and an intensive Advanced Ceramics Program (Independent Study and Mentoring Program).



Our mission is to nurture creative exploration through education, experience, and community.



Sarah Wells Rolland

Owner/Co-Founder/Resident Potter/Instructor/Mentor


George Rolland



Lindsey Mudge

Director of Operations


Lori Theriault

Director of Marketing/Resident Potter/Instructor/Mentor


Judi Harwood

Resident Potter/Instructor/Mentor


Julia Mann

Resident Potter/Instructor/Mentor


Christine Henry

Resident Potter/Instructor


Melanie Roberston

Resident Potter


Each of the Resident Potters operates their own clay business in the Resident Potters’ Studios, as well as hold various other responsibilities and positions within the company.

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