Lisa Mendoza is the owner and founder of Painted Pot and Clayhouse Brooklyn. Her passion for clay stems from college when she participated in several shows on campus. After graduating in 1987 with a Bachelors in communications from Hofstra University, she continued her clay education at various schools in NYC while working in television. In 1998, Lisa gave up a successful career in television as a video editor to start her own educational pottery business.
Her goals to explore, create pottery, and find a healthier lifestyle balance in her community led her to open several studios in Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Today, the business has grown tenfold and she manages Clayhouse Brooklyn alongside Clayhouse Director Lizzie Butler, and our team of incredible studio technicians. The result is a clean, student-friendly, professional pottery studio.
“With my daughters by my side, I am fortunate to be doing what I love,” she says.