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.
A native of Shelburne, Faith participated in programs at Shelburne Craft School as a child and since then has made room for art and craft as an important outlet in her life.
Faith returned to the area eight years ago and is currently the Director of Development and Community Engagement at Vermont Day School. She previously worked in the Advancement Office at Middlebury College and as a Community Relations Manager for BNY Mellon in Boston, MA. She has over fifteen years of experience working and volunteering in the education, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Faith has a B.A. in International Studies from Middlebury College and an M.Ed. in Education, Policy, and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Faith lives in Shelburne with her husband and two young daughters. In addition to her work with the nonprofit community, she enjoys time with her family, skiing at high speeds, hiking, and yoga.
Jonathan Harris studied computer science at Princeton University and interactive art at Fabrica.
His multimedia projects combine data visualization, documentary, performance, photography, storytelling, ritual, and other tools and technologies.
His work has been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the CAFA Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where two of his projects (We Feel Fine and I Want You To Want Me) are in the permanent collection.
In 2009 the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader, and TIME Magazine named his project, Cowbird, one of the Fifty Best Websites of 2012. The recipient of five Webby Awards, his TEDTalks have been viewed millions of times.
He lives in Shelburne, Vermont, where he serves on the board of the Shelburne Craft School, directs the nascent Shelburne Institute, and helps to manage High Acres Farm—evolving the place where his family has lived for five generations.
He also created this website.
Adventurer, doctor and maker. I came to Vermont by way of NYC where I worked in a spinal rehab clinic affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery. I own Balance Chiropractic and Active Therapy in Shelburne; we are a patient-centered practice that offers hands-on spinal care through soft-tissue treatment, spinal and extremity joint mobilization/manipulation, focused exercise prescription and nutritional advice. I spend my time outside the practice mountain biking, skiing, rock and ice climbing, adventuring with my wife, Claire, and working with clay, wood and painting.
Originally from Ottawa, Canada, I moved around often before settling in Burlington in the fall of 2016. Shortly after moving to Vermont, I signed up for a clay class at the Craft School, fell in love with the vibrant clay community, and I haven't looked back since. I look forward to engaging with the rest of the Craft School community as I transition into my role as the Student Services & Youth Programs Coordinator.
When I'm not working with clay, you might find me baking a pie, spending time in my garden, weaving, or hanging out with my cat, Penelope.