Fulfilling a dream she'd had since attending her first community pottery class in 1994, Cori founded Yonkers Pottery in 2014. She's studied ceramics in a wide range of studios, including Greenwich House Pottery, Lehman College, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and Haystack Mounain School of Crafts. She's also worked as an assistant to production potter, Teresa Chang. Currently, she's participating in Steven Hill's year-long Journey workshop at Alison Palmer's Connecticut studio, making a series of large handbuilt sculptural pots--vases, pedastal bowls, stools, jars and lanterns--having something to do with celebrating life, a longing for community, guiding customs, ritual, and ceremony, and a fascination with ancient cultures, ways and wisdom. She often looks to plant morphology and the ceramics, arts and crafts of traditonal cultures worldwide as design prompts for form and surface in her pieces. She's made Yonkers Pottery a sanctuary where community, courage and creativity in clay are cultivated.
Tatjana earned a BFA from Maryland Instutute College of Art with a focus in Ceramics, Sculputure and Glassblowing. She decorates her thrown utilitarian pieces with motifs and carvings inspired by the natural world. She's currently working toward her MFA and advanced certification in teaching.
While completing her BFA in Painting at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Meghan took her first ceramics class. After graduation she continued on her own working in clay, then took an exchange position at Goggleworks, where she worked closely with the studio manager to learn about glazing and firing, and the ins and outs of studio maintenance.
A native of Mt. Vernon, Terrice earned an AA from Westchester Community College in Performing Arts, a BFA in Studio Art (concentration in Ceramics) and a BA in Dance from Queens College. She’s worked for production potter, Jono Pandolfi, and managed the ceramics department at Mosholu Montefiore Community Center. In her own functional work she prefers a modern look, favoring form over finish.
Regina earned a BFA in Film from Long Island University. Her curriculum there included ceramics classes. She's currently building her photography and videography portfolios and working on several lines of ceramics, one of them fun sculpture that looks "good enough to eat."