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We are proud to have had Christopher on our staff since 2013. Christopher graduated from the University of Memphis with his Bachelors of Fine Arts and Kean University with a Masters in Art Education. He is a New Jersey Certified Art Instructor and is a very talented potter and artist.

Martin Talavera

Martin Talavera’s love of pottery started when he was a small child living in Lima, Peru. He came from a family of potters; his uncle, who owned a studio, took him under his wing when he was only eight years old. There, Martin learned everything his uncle knew about pottery—from throwing and hand-building, to painting, glazing, and firing finished pieces. He even learned to dig up and refine his own clay! His enthusiasm only grew as he got older. As a young adult, he began to teach pottery, sharing his love of the art with others. In 2008 Martin’s dream came true when he opened The Clay Pot—a pottery studio, gallery, and school for people of all ages. There, he has combined his love of pottery and teaching, his great skill, and his years of experience by providing one-on-one wheel instruction to children and adults as well as demonstrations for parties and groups. He also provides unfinished pieces for walk-in customers to paint.


Danielle has taken interest in pottery while she was in high school since then Danielle recently graduated from Saint Vincent with a BA in studio arts to gain more experience in her field. She enjoys sharing her experience & creativity with others here at the clay pot.


Erica came to The Clay Pot to take 4 lessons on the Potter's Wheel and fell in love with the art. She began working with us only two weeks later! After assisting instructors with students of all ages at a culinary university and teaching cake decorating to children at home, she brings diverse skills and a new approach to clay to our studio. 

290 Main Street
Spotswood, NJ 08884



Studio Hours
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed


Ashley recently graduated from Raritan Valley Community college with her Associate's degree in Fine Arts. She is now currently taking classes at County College of Morris to continue improving her artwork mainly as a painter. Ashley is also excited to look forward into broadening her skills in pottery.