Exploration is what sparks us to make pots and keeps us making pots. If we ever feel we have arrived, all our forms are spot on, all our ideas have been exhausted and our skills are at the top of our game, then I suspect, we would be creatively done. However, I believe highly creative people like us are never done. Our love for the journey of creative exploration is unending and contagious. It’s our passion. Our journey is filled with forging new paths without a final destination. We are always growing, changing and mastering our command of our medium. Just like our personal relationships, our relationship with clay is deepening and changing.
As an instructor and mentor, I am blessed, because I get to work with you: the explorers, the highly creative people. You know who you are, potters who continue to grow, push the limits of clay, expand your skill set, develop your ability to see, and ultimately make pots that evokes joy in us and the owners of our work.
Teaching and sharing is a major part of my personal creative journey. If you study with me, then you know my goals are simple: to Inspire and Equip. I continually ask myself, How can I share techniques that inspire creativity, nurture originality, and create an environment for an abundance of creative ideas?
Advanced Studies Student Candy Gallaher Instructor
Katie Meili Messersmith
In 2022, myself and all of the teaching staff here at The Village Potters Clay Center are excited to continue this journey in clay. We work with beginners, intermediate and advanced potters. Relationships are built, friendships blossom and life is richer for all of us.
It is our joy to share in this journey and creative collaboration is what we are all about!
Online TVPCC Instructors for 2022
Sarah Wells Rolland
In person TVPCC Instructors for 2022
Julia Mann: Intermediate and Advanced Wheel Classes
Judi Harwood: Beginning Wheel and Alternative Atmosphere Classes
Christine Henry: Beginning and Intermediate Handbuilding Classes
Katie Messersmith: Beginning and Intermediate Wheel Classes
Keira Ochab Peterson: Beginning Wheel Classes
Melanie Robertson: Beginning Wheel and Surface Design Classes
Ruth Fischer Rutkowsky: Beginning and Intermediate Wheel Classes
Sarah Wells Rolland: Speciality Intermediate and Advanced Classes
Sarah Wells Rolland