Jessica was membership director at SP from 2017 - 2019, and became interim director in 2019. Prior to SP, she was an associate at Ferrin Contemporary and program manager of the Alfred Summer Ceramics Workshops at Alfred University. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University. When not working for SP, Jessica makes functional pottery on her 15 acre farm in Belchertown, Massachuttes.
Henry is a ceramic artist, curator, writer and localvolunteer. She is the former longtime Editor and Publisher of the international ceramics journals Ceramics: Art & Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL. Most recently, Henry is a 2018 recipient of the Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award and a 2019 Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship recipient. She is a Fellow and an Honorary Member of NCECA and a Lifetime Member of International Ceramics Magazine Editors Association. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in English at the University of Wyoming where her thesis topic is “Comparative Analyses of Contemporary Fine Art Criticism and Contemporary Ceramics Criticism.”
Elenor served as Edtior of SP from 2014-2019, and Executive Director from 2014-2018. She is a potter and sculptor, exhibiting nationally and internationally. She was an assistant of John Glick and has been a resident artist at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, and the Arctic Clay Center, Posio, Finland. She holds a BFA from Southeast Missouri State University and an MFA from State University of New York at New Paltz. elenorwilson.com
Upon completing her master’s at Pratt Institute in New York City, Zoe went on to found Zoe Design Works, a small design firm based in Easthampton, Massachusetts. She works on everything from print to web design, doing some doodles on the side when she has time. Her recent work with Studio Potter has become a fun and rewarding part of her job.
Faye S. Wolfe is a writer and editor and the coauthor of a book about Northampton, Massachusetts. She lives in that city with her husband, Leslie, in a Victorian house about as eccentric as she is, designed and constructed in 1849 by the architect-builder William Fenno Pratt and his father, Thomas. A longtime, but not an obsessed, collector of handmade pottery and old bits and pieces of china, she admires craft wherever she finds it.
Mary has been an independent studio artist since 1973, making both functional pottery and sculpture. She has exhibited internationally and taught at universities and craft centers across the country. She was the editor of Studio Potter from 2004 to 2014.
Gerry was the founding director and first editor of Studio Potter. His wife, Julie, was its founding business manager. Together, they traveled, interviewed, wrote, and lectured about issues concerning potters throughout the United States and abroad. Read more about them and the history of SP here.
“Gerry worked in ever-widening rings to promote humanist values and a generous vision of the ways that pottery could be a bridge between people and cultures.” —Mary Barringer