Art has always been a central part of my life and identity, and of all the many art forms, I am most passionate about ceramic art. I have been working with clay since I was eight years old, and it continues to be the most alluring, fun, and challenging art form I have ever experienced. For me, ceramics is not simply a hobby; it is a passion I plan to carry with me into my adult life. I am currently pursuing a minor in visual art at Harvard College and plan to work towards an MFA after college. I am so excited to share my love of clay with SCS and the Shelburne community!
-After graduating from University of Vermont with a BFA in Art Barbara became a studio potter, selling work in galleries and at craft fairs. In 1978, she became the resident potter at the Craft School, managing the studio and teaching classes. Changing course in 1987, she opened a picture framing business in her home in Shelburne. The love of clay frequently brought her back to the Craft School as a volunteer, sharing knowledge and skills. She is now the instructor of the Independent Clay class.
Executive Director, Shelburne Craft School.
As a Shelburne resident and lifelong learner, designer and crafter I can’t imagine a more perfect setting to connect people with a creative life. I am a passionate believer in the power of working with our hands, fostering exploration, and a community-focused teaching philosophy. I am thrilled to combine my experience in educational nonprofit leadership with my love and dedication to this community.
I am from Washington, DC and am currently a Junior at Brown University where I study Judaic Studies and Art History.
I started working with clay when I was 15 years old, and since then I have mostly focused on making functional ware. I believe that we have a reciprocal relationship with our objects; we get to choose what objects we put in our houses, on our shelves, and on our tables, and by doing so they become sentimentally involved in our lives. Incorporating valued functional objects into otherwise mundane aspects of our lives can turn our routine practices into more mindful and exciting events.
Pottery is a roller coaster of an art form. It is my favorite thing to do, and I love to spread its magic whenever I can.
I'm a native Vermonter, now living in Chittenden County. I graduated from Montserrat College of Art with a Bachelor's Degree in Painting/Fine Arts, in 2003. In my formal artistic education, I focused primarily on classical painting, life drawing and art history. However, after a decade-long hiatus from painting, I've gravitated more toward landscape painting; finding interest in the methods of the American Tonalist painters, such as George Inness, and James McNeil Whistler.
I grew up in southern Vermont and graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in art education. I have been teaching for the last twenty years both in and out of public schools. I am the owner and operator of Cedar Tree Pottery located in Jericho, VT. My work can be seen in artist markets, galleries, shops, and farmers markets throughout Chittenden County and beyond.
Lausanne is a weaver, spinner and dyer who continues to juggle her passion for fiber arts alongside her love of playing & teaching music. She wove her first guitar strap on an inkle loom while still in college . She settled in the Champlain Valley in 1979 and soon was weaving shawls and scarves with her handspun, naturally dyed yarns on a small four harness Dorset loom-- made in Vermont of course! In the early'80's she joined the Twist O' Wool Guild in Middlebury and enrolled in weaving classes at the Shelburne Craft School then under the capable direction of Harriet Mitiguy. Harriet was famous for bringing well known weavers and designers to the school offering workshops in specialized techniques and Lausanne was fortunate to learn from many of these teachers.
With a deep respect for the history of the craft, Lausanne loves her early 19th century barn frame loom as much as her modern 16 harness Macomber , and delights in weaving blankets, rugs, shawls and fabric for garments for family and friends. Marrying her love of music, dance and weaving, she taught Scandinavian band weaving at an adult summer music camp in NH, Nordic Fiddles and Feet for three years. Her enthusiasm for weaving has led her to form the portable weaving group Strands in 2013, with seven to a dozen people gathering monthly for an afternoon of weaving while sharing inspiration, skills and cameraderie. She looks forward to helping people interested in weaving learn the skills that will enable them to realize their design ideas in fiber and to make them tangible.
Mike first started woodworking at age ten with the help of a mentor. During high school, he worked as a wooden boat-building apprentice at Arey's Pond Boat Yard on Cape Cod. Being from Vermont, it was natural for Mike to attend the Vermont Woodworking School. He now holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design. When Mike is not at the Shelburne Craft School he can be found studying at the University of Vermont, where is he currently pursuing a teaching degree.
Misoo was born in the Bronx, NY, but moved back to her parent’s homeland of South Korea when she was a one-year old. A short 17 years later, she returned to the US with ambitions to use painting as her mode of emotional communication and story-telling.
Misoo has exhibited in a number of galleries and museums across America and around the world. Misoo was selected as one of the Emerging Artist of New England in 2019 and Vermont Artist to Watch in 2020.
Rik joined the Shelburne Craft School community in 2004, studying with Loreta Lanquet and Hoyt Berringer. In 2006, he started teaching kids clay classes at Burlington City Arts and became a studio assistant at the Shelburne Craft School. He is now the Craft School’s ceramics studio manager, teaches kids clay on the wheel, adult classes and is the community outreach instructor. He manages the open-studio schedule, studio monitors, kiln fires, and oversees equipment maintenance and supply ordering.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Ryan has been a resident woodworker at the Shelburne Craft School since 2011. Ryan received his BA from SUNY Geneseo and a Masters of Education from Johnson State College. Ryan studied furniture-making at the Vermont Woodworking school as an apprentice under Bob Fletcher. Ryan manages the wood shop, adult woodworking classes, youth woodworking classes, and open studio nights.