Auburn Clay Arts Staff
Taylor is a potter and teacher that has worked with Clay Arts Studio since 2017 and served the Sun City Lincoln clay community for 3 years. He studied at Sierra College, as a student, intern, and tutor; in addition to apprenticing at the Penryn Workshop for a year. Taylor has been working with clay for a decade and teaches wheel throwing and hand building, with a focus on the functionality of clay. Classes are held Thursday and Friday evenings from 6pm-9pm; beginners to advanced students.
I took a wheel throwing class on a whim 12 years ago and became mesmerized by clay and its ability to be manipulated. I then changed my major to art and received my Bachelors of Art from University of Texas, San Antonio two years later. After working as a potter for several years, I began doing sculpture work in clay and received my Masters in Studio Art from CSU, Sacramento in 2017. I have held several workshops on hand building, taught ceramics and Raku at Solano Community College and American River College and enjoy working in my home studio in Folsom, CA.
Sara learned to throw pots at Sierra College a number of years ago before becoming a student of Robert Dennon's in 2019. She prefers to work with the wheel, and gravitates toward simple, rustic forms that can be used in the home. Sara staffs open studio time on Thursday.
Aurora moved to Auburn a couple of years ago from her home in Hawaii, where she owned and managed a sushi restaurant. She is a calm and methodical potter, spending most of her time in the studio throwing tiny vases off the hump. She is a delightful, warm presence at Auburn Clay Arts.
Pat has been working with clay for more than a decade, primarily as a hand builder, though she has dabbled in sculpture and the wheel. She constructs elaborately designed pieces with animal and botanical motifs. She overflows with creative ideas - if you need a push in the right direction with your work, ask Pat!
Lots of fascinating information about Jon, including his photo, will be coming soon! In summary, he's a great guy with lots of experience in ceramics.