Darlene grew up in a small town in Michigan and knew from a young age that she wanted to be an artist.

She received her Bachelor's degree

in Design from Baker College.

Her career began in the Graphic Arts trade and

recently she discovered a love of teaching.

Martin Talavera

Martin Talavera’s love of pottery started when he was a small child living in Lima, Peru. His uncle owned and operated a pottery

studio in Lima. It was there that Martin at the age of 8 years old discovered his love of pottery. He even learned to dig up and refine his own clay! His enthusiasm grew as he got older and as a young adult he began to teach pottery. Martin has always loved to share his passion for clay  with others. In 2008 Martin’s dream came true when he opened The Clay Pot. Here he combines his love of pottery and teaching  and continues to share his passion with others.


Danielle discovered her interest in pottery while she was  a student in high school.

Danielle  graduated from Saint Vincent College with

a BA in Studio Arts.

She is a very talented hand-builder/sculptor and is equally

talented on the potter's wheel. 


Patricia started her career at Marywood University where she received a BA in Art Therapy and worked in the ceramics studio as a technician. She then went on to study Art Therapy and Counseling at The College of New Rochelle, receiving a MS, and then worked in the field as an art therapist for many years. A talented sculptor and equally talented on the wheel.

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Mondays and Sundays: by reservation only