A Warm Welcome
It's a season of change for Studio Potter. Please give a warm welcome to the interim team, who will lead SP in the coming months as we search for a new editor (more to come on that soon). We wholeheartedly thank Elenor Wilson for her service as editor and wish her all the best. Read her farewell letter here
Elaine Olafson Henry, Interim Editor
Elaine Olafson Henry is a ceramic artist, curator, writer, and local volunteer. Henry 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, a Lifetime Member of the International Ceramics Magazine Editors Association, and a member of Studio Potter’s Board of Directors. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and 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.”
Jessica Detweiler, Interim Director
Jessica Detweiler is a potter and arts administrator. She makes functional pottery on her fifteen-acre farm in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
Detweiler was membership director at SP from 2017-2019. Prior to SP, she was an associate at Ferrin Contemporary, a resident artist at Project Art in Cummington, MA, and program manager of the Alfred Summer Ceramics Workshops at Alfred University. She holds a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York.