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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
member and instructor at the Greater Lansing Potters’
Guild since 1969, Eldon holds a BFA from the University of
Kansas, an MA in Ceramics from Kansas State University and
a PhD with a cognate in art education from Michigan State
University. He has participated in numerous workshops with
leading ceramic artists both locally and at Penland School
of Crafts in NC and exhibited his work in juried, group and
one-man shows since 1964. Prior to coming to the Lansing area,
Eldon taught at Kansas State University. His work is included
in both public and private collections around the world.
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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
We still appreciate our
former instructors who are described here.
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