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

Katie Meili Messersmith
Resident Potter/Instructor

Ruth Fischer Rutkowsky
Resident Potter/Instructor

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.

The Village Potters Clay Center is committed to serving and supporting every person.  We maintain a community which recognizes, values and celebrates the worth, and uniqueness of all individuals.

The Village Potters does not discriminate of the basis or race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.

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