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Easthampton Clay

Meet Our Teachers

Ashley Ripolone

Ashley Ripolone

Ashley (she/her) 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.

Instagram: @ashrips_pottery


Kayla McFarland

Kayla McFarland

Kayla (she/her) 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.

Instagram: @cultivation.clay


Kaylee Dalton

Kaylee Dalton

Kaylee (she/her) 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.

Instagram: @cathryn.with.a.k


Molly Smith

Molly Smith

Molly (they/them) has been with Easthampton Clay since March 2019. They began a transition away from food service and is now pursuing ceramics full time. Don’t be afraid to say hello... Molly can be a bit quiet when in the zone, but loves chatting and getting to know everyone.

Instagram: @mollysceramics


Sarah Ahart

Sarah Ahart

Sarah (she/her) 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!

Instagram: @ahart_design