Kayla's crafting skills evolved when she moved to Vermont in 2011 and joined UVM's Pottery Cooperative and began to explore fiber arts independently. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2015 she went on to farm and teach handworks at a Waldorf School on the Big Island of Hawaii. For three years she worked with children teaching knitting, crocheting, felting and a variety of other hand crafts. Kayla is excited to bring her experience in ceramics and fiber arts to the children of the Shelburne Craft School as one the new after school instructors.
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.