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.