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!
Hi! Can't wait to get back into art! I was a teacher for camp there many years ago! I managed many of the paint your own pottery studios that used to be everywhere. Since then I worked in vintage clothing and did design for Pottery barn. Now I am a mom and wife who recently moved to Charlotte! I can't wait to reconnect with the Shelburne Craft School and remember how to throw clay!
I teach chemistry full-time at UVM but art has always been a huge part of my life. Finally, after years of watching my daughter enjoy the classes and camps at the Shelburne Craft School, I decided to take a clay class.
Andrew Everett has lived in Shelburne since 2011 and during that time has been very involved in local organizations. In addition to his role as a board member at the Craft School, Andrew is the co-President of Shelburne Youth Lacrosse, he is also President on the board for Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League. He previously served as the President of the Boulder Hill Homeowners Association. He has also served on the Shelburne Planning Commission, and was recently named to the Bike & Pedestrian Paths Committee.
Andrew has a varied professional background, having spent time as a teacher, coach, and school administrator at Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT and Seattle Academy in Seattle, WA; an executive at a variety of technology startups in Seattle, including Starwave, Esurg, and Expedia; as well as briefly as a land planner. Most recently Andrew served as Director of Endeavour Middle School in Shelburne, and taught middle school at Vermont Day School.
Andrew is a graduate of Williams College and did Masters work at Wesleyan University. He currently serves as a Head Class Agent for his class at Williams.
Andrew and his wife, Elise, who is a gynecologic oncologist at UVM Medical Center, have two children who first introduced him to The Shelburne Craft School.
28, VT local
I have a very challenging and technical job that I love, but I have found that an unfortunate byproduct of a highly technical focused life for me has lead to a loss of connection with my creative side.. Which I do not dig, so, I am making a point to refocus time and energy into igniting creativity and finding a better balance!
I’m a beginner(ish) to oil, I have painted watercolors for years, and have dabbled in pastels and drawing. Now I’m looking to expand my skill set and try a new medium. I am very much looking forward to joining the community! :)
I paint the majority of my works in the Vermont Landscape. Painting is all about color, light and shapes. I am constantly working a painting to reflect the color and light of an object or landscape. If an artist can capture color and light then the artist can capture the moment. I like to think of my paintings as capturing a moment in time, including the emotion experienced in that moment. The ultimate goal of a work is to share the beauty of the moment with the viewer.
Playing in clay is a way for me to practice life lessons like being centered, getting messy, and letting go. I love the process of creating and being surprised by the result, and I am eager to learn more about this flexible and multifarious medium.