The Village Potters Resident Artists group photo 2023-2024

Who We Are

The Village Potters Clay Center is a collective of seven resident potters. The 14,000 sq. foot facility houses seven private studios, three fully equipped educational studios, thirteen varying atmospheric kilns, a gallery with four showrooms and a Laguna Clays Distribution Center where we sell clay, tools, and Raku kilns.
Our extensive educational programs offer both in person and live online classes for adults, demonstration and hands-on workshops,
as well as an Advanced Studies Ceramics Program (designed on Independent Study and Mentoring).


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

Core Values

Respect, Integrity, Service, Kindness, Excellence 

The Village Potters Team

Sarah Wells Rolland (she/her)
Resident Potter/Owner/Founder/Instructor/Mentor

George Rolland (he,him)

Owner/Founder/Facility Manager 

Keira Peterson (she/her)

Operations Manager 

Lori Theriault (she/her)

Resident Potter/Marketing/Mentor

Judi Harwood (she/her)

Resident Potter/Instructor/Mentor

Julia Mann (she/her)

Resident Potter/Instructor/Mentor

Caroline Woolard (she/they)

Resident Potter/Instructor/Media Technician 

Katie Meili Messersmith (she/her)

Resident Potter/Marketing/Instructor/Mentor


Each Resident Potter is an integral part of the collective and also operates their own clay business in the Resident Potters’ Studios.  

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.