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Mark Chatterley

A studio potter from Williamston, MI, Mark received an MFA from Michigan State University and has been an instructor for the Potters' Guild for more than twenty years. In addition he has taught classes at Michigan State University, Oakland Community College, Schoolcraft College and has led numerous workshops. He currently is exhibiting with twelve galleries throughout the U.S. and has pieces in numerous permanent collections. Mark is the recipient of several international awards. For more information see: www.chatterley.com

Mark Chatterley



Bill Guerin

Bill has a 20-year affiliation with the Potters' Guild as a student, visiting potter, member and instructor following a career as an academic researcher in geochemistry and microbiology. Wheel-thrown, functional pottery forms are the mainstays of his work in both porcelain and stoneware clays. He draws on his scientific training in the operation of the Guild's cone-10 reduction kiln and in the development and application of high-fire glazes. Bill's classes focus on the fundamentals of throwing, hand-forming and glazing. His work is available through the Potters' Guild semi-annual sales.

Barbara Hyman



Barbara Hyman

Barbara is a longtime resident of East Lansing. She has taught at the Potters' Guild since 1992 and in 1990/91 in Guildford, England. She received an MFA from Michigan State in 1989 and did additional work at Eastern Michigan, University of Illinois, Penland, and the Art Institute of Chicago at Oxbow. She has participated in numerous juried shows and in solo exhibitions. Her work can be found in many personal collections. She has served as a juror for the East Lansing Art Fair.

Barbara Hyman



Sara Laitala

Sara is a lifelong resident of East Lansing and Okemos, Michigan. She completed her B.F.A. in ceramics in 1975. In 1980, she attended a two-month Spring Concentration in Ceramics at Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina followed by numerous national and regional ceramic conferences and workshops. Sara became a member of the Greater Lansing Potters’ Guild(GLPG) in 2000, and has been teaching pottery classes there since 2016. She is a functional pottery enthusiast whose pots can be found in the homes of her family, friends, neighbors and customers and are available at the semi-annual Potters’ Guild Sales.

Jim Reinert



Jim Reinert

Jim received an MFA in ceramics from Michigan State University in 1976 and currently works in Owosso, MI as an active studio potter. In addition to serving as an instructor at the Potters' Guild since 1974, Jim was involved for many years with the Lansing Community College ceramics and art programs. He was a founding member of the MI Guild of Artists and Artisans and maintains an active profile in its operation. The group produces one of the three Ann Arbor summer art fairs.

Jim Reinert



Pamela Timmons

Pamela has been a professional potter for over 35 years, selling her work primarily at art fairs around the country. She has taught pottery classes and workshops for a dozen years at various art centers, colleges and art associations. She has been an instructor at the Potters' Guild for three years. Her work has also been featured at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit for many years and at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, including having one of her sculptures voted into the top 25. All of her work, whether sculptures or pots, are inspired by her love of nature and sense of joy in life.

Jim Reinert

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