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!
Josie works in mediums ranging from drawing and painting to sculpting and creative writing. With roots in NYC, Josie has lived on and off in Vermont for twelve years, graduating from UVM in 2015. She has taught arts and crafts in after-schools and summer camps, and is often tickled by the perspectives that kids bring to the table. She is delighted to be joining the Shelburne Craft School as a mixed media teacher in Garden Inspiration and Chef's Table Inspiration this summer.
Kate is a self taught weaver and has been working with fiber for over a decade. She's inspired by her time exploring wild spaces in Vermont and often incorporates foraged materials into her work. Her love for weaving and all things fiber deepened over the years as she raised a small flock of sheep for wool. She's also a potter and sometimes combines her love of clay and fiber into her work. Her teaching style is fun, light hearted, and encourages play and exploration.
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.
Sarah Camille Wilson has a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Syracuse University. She lives in Burlington Vermont, where she teaches a variety of ceramics classes and maintains a studio practice. Sarah's work in clay has taken her to China, India and around the US, and she loves exploring new clays in new places.