The Potters Cast | Pottery | Ceramics | Art | Craft

Courtenay Singer is an award-winning producer, director, and writer of non-fiction films and television programs. She has worked on shows for PBS, National Geographic, TLC, Animal Planet, and many other networks, and has contributed to several independent films.  In 2012, she co-produced the ABC-7 documentary "Imagine: A Celebration of Children's Hospital Los Angeles," which won an LA Area Emmy Award.  "Out of the Fire" is her first feature film.

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Brenda Holzke have had a lifelong passion for anything artistic and creative. In 1985 Brenda graduated from The Art Center College of Design with a BFA. She went on to work in advertising as an art director for the following 6 years. Frustrated with the corporate structure, Breanda left advertising to create functional ceramic wares. Along with her husband they owned and operated a ceramic factory in California employing 21 artisans to hand paint and sculpt her designs. Brenda is now a licensed designer for major corporate stores across the country. In 2008 Brendaactively began creating fine art, one of a kind works, in both clay and mixed media wall art.

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Alex Apland is a potter from southern Oregon. Alex uses her pottery not only to supplement her income, but to support a local food pantry

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After spending several years as a fashion and print designer, Judi Tavill found clay about 12 years ago. She works intuitively, investigating and exploring while working on a form. Initially creating unique functional pieces, Judi has veered off toward sculpture and is currently integrating melted glass into much of the work.

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Kathy Catlin calls herself a Part Time Potter With A Full Time Passion! Located in rural upstate New York, you can find Kathy in her barn studio most weekend and vacations from her full time job as a High School Social Worker. Kathy creates functional stoneware pottery made on the wheel, which she claims is the key to her sanity!

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Gillian Mcmillan grew up in rural England, attended teacher training college in London, taught there for some years and then emigrated to Canada. After a year's teaching in Montreal she headed west, to Vancouver. She married Alan, an archeologist, they bought the 1914 house where they still live in Port Moody and had two sons. Meanwhile Gillian was taking pottery classes, teaching pottery and selling her work at craft fairs. At age 48, she was accepted at Emily Carr College of Art & Design and earned her BFA in Ceramics. Now, twenty years after graduating she has become known for the colourful jugbirds she sells at galleries on Granville Island and at Vancouver Airport.

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Louise Gelderblom is a self taught ceramicist with a background in design and photography. Louise lives in Cape Town, South Africa and has a teaching and production studio where she makes large hand built sculptural vessels. Louise is very much part of the low tech designer/maker tradition that makes work from her part of the world so distinctive.

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Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated in 2012 from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. For the past 3 years she has been working on translating her illustration style into hand-built ceramics.

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Ann Van Hoey was born in 1956 in Belgium, where she lives and works. Many times awarded in international competitions, her work is exhibited in major galleries and her pieces are in the collections of international museums. Her works, of great simplicity and elegance, are extremely impressive in their perfection, their fragility and their featherweight appearance.

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Joe has been a full time Ceramics Teacher in Tertiary Education in Australia and a practising potter for over 30 years. During this time he has shown in numerous exhibitions and his ceramics work is represented in private and public collections in Australia. Last year he set up a private Pottery School in Brisbane called Oxide Clay Art.

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