Staff and Affiliated Artists

The Painted Pot has offered pottery wheel classes since 1998. All classes are small and intimate and are taught by accomplished artists and instructors in our  clean and bright studios, located at the Painted Pot’s Cobble Hill or Park Slope locations.

Lisa Mendoza

I discovered my passion for clay in college and participated in several shows on campus.  Graduating in 1987 with a B.A. in communications from Hofstra University, […]

Lizzie Butler

Clayhouse Brooklyn Director, Lizzie, is a designer, photographer, and creator of Sea Salt Water ceramics. Forever inspired by the sea, her work is influenced by the […]

Eli Janka

Eli began her exploration of tableware in the early-mid 2000s as a glassblower. In Brooklyn and Corning she gained an appreciation for form and function in […]

Julie Knight

Julie Knight is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design, where she majored in printmaking. She has been living and working in the […]

Melissa Stanley

Melissa Stanley was born and raised in England and spent many years traveling before settling down in New York. In 1997 she began working and studying […]

Carolyn Bahar

Carolyn Bahar is a ceramicist, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Brooklyn. She emphasizes process over result. She aims to bolster and diversify community, especially in […]

Ming Yuen-Schat

I was born in Taiwan, and earned my BFA in ceramics and architecture design from Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Architecture from MIT. […]

Stevie Yun

My name is Stevie and I am a Brooklyn based Artist and Musician. A graduate of Fort Hamilton High School, later pursuing a degree in Theater […]

Lili Wu

Lilian Wu (Lili) is a ceramicist and artist based in Brooklyn. She loves to experiment with both functional and aesthetic ceramics, incorporating utility and form into […]

Kate Butler

The daughter of a potter, Kate Butler re-discovered her passion for ceramics and ceramic sculpture at the Pratt Institute, where she earned her MFA in Fine […]