Deb Lecce


Over 35 years ago I walked into the ceramics room. This day would change my life. Working in clay keeps me calm. It is how I process life. As the seasons change, so does my inspiration – quiet times I hold for sculpture, active times I find myself creating vessels for food and garden adornment. I enjoy working in a variety of clays and firing in different kilns. This piece was fired In Joy Brown’s anagama kiln, the patina you see is the kiss of fire and ash.


463 Segar Mt Rd • South Kent, CT  06785



Tom White

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My focus has always been on function; Pots that are a joy to use, pots that give the user both comfort and mystery, pots that are enjoyed like an old friend and yet bring new discoveries with daily use. One might find a certain area of the glaze previously undiscovered or a small finger print at the base of a handle. I often wonder where my pots will go and how they’ll be used, and hope those using them will get as much enjoyment from them as I did on the day I made them.

Tom will be Alison’s guest at The Alison Palmer Studio.

48 Stone Fences Lane* • South Kent, CT 06785

*(may be spelled “StoneFences” for GPS)



Naoko Ojio


I grew up in the suburbs of Nagoya in Japan where has a long history of ceramics. I started taking classes and working with clay since I moved to the U.S. in 2003. Working with clay and people have encouraged me in many ways and enriched my life. Some of my pieces are fired in the anagama kiln at Joy Brown’s.

Naoko will be Joy’s guest at Joy Brown’s Studio.


Todd Piker


In 1974 we built our 35 foot long woodfired tube kiln based on a design that dates back to 10th century China. Visit our workshop and watch the potters as they work at the wheel producing the variety of wares that fill this kiln. We always welcome visitors with tours through our intriguing workspace. Spend some time with us, ask us some questions, and get a taste of the potter’s life and art.

Cornwall Bridge Pottery

69 Kent Road South • Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754



Drew Montgomery


Montgomery Pottery at Webatuck Craft Village
17 Dog Tail Corners Rd • Wingdale, NY 12594
The village, founded in 1747 is set on the 10 Mile River a few miles from the Appalachian trail. With only a few shops, it still has many great old buildings, including an old copper knocker shop. Drew produces decorative and functional stoneware, Raku, Pit-fired and horse hair pottery. Classes and workshops are also offered.




Amy Brenner


My portrait plates of people and animals employ a combination of slips, sgraffito carving and painting with underglazes. They are idiosyncratic, don’t take themselves too seriously and fulfill my compulsion to draw. I also love to throw on the wheel and produce well designed tableware that is functional and decorative. I do all my production in my home studio with a beautiful view in every season, that sits at the end of a dead end road just over the NY/CT border.

131 Old Branch Rd. • Wingdale, NY 12594



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Lisa Knaus

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I work in porcelain and stoneware , firing in both oxidation and reduction environments. Most of my work is functional. I have reached a place in my career where my life and work are indistinguishable. The acts of gardening, teaching, hand feeding my chickens and eating my husband’s incredible cooking from my favorite bowl inform me and my potter’s soul continuously. My visual inspirations, however, are those of popular culture. I love all the color, plasma and neon of modern life. My goal is to unite the images of this raucous reality with the ancient traditions of my chosen craft. 

Lisa will be a guest at Amy Brenner’s studio.