Easthampton Clay was founded in October 2018 by Liz Rodriguez, a former corporate executive turned full-time potter.
Liz knows first-hand the positive effects of clay. She has longed to host a pottery community where people could unplug, connect with one another through this beautiful craft, and get back to the earth.
Clay grounds us in a way that no other medium can. It soothes us, and demands a great deal of our presence simultaneously.
Meet Our Teachers
Ashley first fell in love with pottery back in 2015 as senior in college. After a short break, she found Easthampton Clay last year and hasn't stopped since. As well as being a studio tech and mixing glazes, Ashley was also an indispensable assistant in our kids summer program, and she now teaches the Wednesday kids class.
Kayla has had her hands in clay since 2016 when she took an elective ceramics course and fell in love. She loves pops of color and texture which is portrayed in her functional pieces. A vessel you use to eat/drink out of should be fun to touch and bring joy visually. Kiln-loader Kayla can always be found in the studio.
Kaylee is a queer, mixed-media sculptor working with the themes of surrealism, story telling, and self portraiture. Inspired by nature, psychology, and her own experience navigating social construction, Kaylee's work has the intention to confront the viewer with the fundamental questions of our human existence.
Sarah has been doing pottery for more than six years. She started in college and hasn’t stopped since! She loves experimenting with all different techniques, including throwing on the wheel, hand building, and slip casting. Sarah is teaching our wheel and online classes and has several exciting new projects in mind!