Andrew is an experienced potter hailing from the Washington, DC area. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Ceramics from Wittenberg University, he continued his education in Western Michigan, spending another year apprenticing under Master Potter, Peter Johnson. Andrew has enjoyed owning, running & being the head of teaching staff at ANG Pottery for since 2010.
Thus far, Andrew's ceramics career has been devoted to functional pottery with a whimsical flare and an affinity for the eccentric! He is a fun and passionate teacher, and also enjoys brewing the beer and cider that we produce and serve on site at our studio!
Sarah has been working in clay for over eight years. With a background in 3D design and fabrication, she enjoys exploring new techniques and ways that she can combine all of her skillsets together. She loves to teach others and share her passion for making.
Outside of pottery, you’ll likely find her playing board games, hosting a paint night, or trying to teach her cat to play fetch.
Austin was born in Baltimore, raised in greater Annapolis, before returning to Baltimore in 2013 where he then discovered pottery in 2018. Austin is a ceramic artist focused on creating functional wares by experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques. His current work is based on simple forms with decorative surfaces. He finds inspiration in natural elements, science and engineering, music, and teaching. His goal is to inspire a sense of wonder and awe, and to create something that feels authentic to one’s self.
Christa has been exploring ceramics since she first took a sculpture class in 2005. She was endeared by clay’s capacity to mirror the inner and often unconscious worlds of others who put their hands to these humble lumps of dirt. The incredibly tactile experience of transformation possible through this medium has been an invaluable source of healing and playfulness in her life. She received her BFA in visual art from UMBC and her professional internship in scenic art at Center Stage. She works as a scenic artist and teacher in the Baltimore/Annapolis area. She likes yoga, poodles, forests, and aerial dance.
Ellen is an illustrator, merchandise designer, and potter with a BFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. After college she began selling her work at conventions and have since moved to an online marketplace in the form of stickers, enamel pins, buttons, washi tape, ceramic decals, pottery, and graphic design/apparel. Ellen's work focuses heavily on animals, both natural and anthropomorphic.
She is currently split her time between Baltimore and Pittsburgh, working as a freelance artist.
Francesca van Stolk
Francesca is a teaching artist living in Baltimore, MD. Her ceramic surfaces are inspired by patterns and ornament witnessed while living in both urban and rural locations. Starling patterns take flight on handbuilt vessels while handmade ceramic jewelry dazzles folks under city streetlights. Catch Francesca vending her creations around Baltimore city, teaching hand-building and painting classes at ANG, and follow along for studio updates on Instagram @feramics
Samantha (Sam) Williams is an artist with more than 15 years of experience doing wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics. Sam's wheel-thrown pottery is functional, with a focus on precise construction and detailed designs, while her hand-built pieces are more playful and sculptural. She enjoys using techniques such as sgraffito, and drawing with wax resist and underglaze. In addition to doing pottery, Sam restores and repairs antique furniture, works on her old house, fosters dogs and plays sports.