Brad Warstler

Brad is an accomplished woodworker; his mahogany and curly maple jewelry chest is shown at the left. A broad range of work comes out of his shop: from custom furniture, period chairs, to lamps and turned accessories. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and published in Wood Magazine.



Ellen Shankin

Ellen is a nationally known potter whose functional stoneware is characterized by strong organic forms and earth tone glazes. Recipient of an NEA Visual Arts Fellowship Grant and a Virginia Museum Grant, she teaches workshops around the country. She has been published in many ceramic books and magazines.



Silvie Granatelli

Silvie has been successful nationally with her work, making elegant and personal functional porcelain pottery. Recipient of a Virginia Museum Fellowship, she has given many workshops around the country. Her work can be seen in numerous ceramic books and publications. 540.745.4613


Donna Polseno  

Donna Polseno

Donna is a sculptress whose large scale pieces have been highlighted in countless shows throughout the United States. She also makes many varieties of slip cast porcelain vases and objects for use at the dinner table. This fall, Donna and Richard are both teaching in the new ceramics department at Hollins University in Roanoke. 540.745.4624

Rick Hensley  

Richard Hensley

Richard is a nationally known porcelain potter whose work has a distinctive decorative style using stamping tools to create patterns. He and Donna are teaching in the new ceramics department at Hollins University in Roanoke.


Josh Copus  

Josh Copus

Using local materials dug from the river bottoms and mountainsides of western North Carolina, Josh Copus' ceramics are infused with a connection to place. He digs his own clay from a tobacco field alongside Turkey Creek. "Digging my own clay has increased my connection to the area where I live and furthered my relationship with the surrounding community, creating an authentic context for my work to exist in," he writes.



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