Jenna Vanden Brink
Formally established in 2016, Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics offers handmade, functional ceramic wares. Building on her formal academic training and experience as a non-profit ceramics program manager, Jenna spent seven years refining her current line of home goods and wearables. Her style is versatile, and her ceramics feature drawings ranging from loose sketches of fruits and vegetables to detailed floral patterns. Handmade from start to finish at her Sharpsburg, PA studio, each piece in Jenna’s collection exhibits subtle whimsy in a modern way.
Crafted using a combination of hand-building and wheel throwing techniques, every piece in the Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics collections are hand painted and carved to create pottery and wearables with integrity and charm. Jenna offers an earthenware collection and a porcelain collection of everyday pots, which include cups, bowls, plates and serving pieces. Additionally, her more recent line of porcelain jewelry offers simple, modern, and unique wearable pieces.
Jenna works full time as a ceramic artist and teacher. Her studio is located at 1104 N. Canal Street in Sharpsburg. She lives in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her husband, baby daughter, and dog in their labor-of-love 1905 Victorian home.
Reiko Yamamoto makes modern, versatile and functional pottery for everyday use. Each and every piece is designed, made and fired in her studio in Pittsburgh, PA.
The Glastonbury Collective
Based in an old stone home in Detroit, MI, The Glastonbury Collective encompasses a community of creatives living and working collaboratively.
In the studio, ceramic residents Anna Burke, Alec Smith, & Sean VandenBrink combine backgrounds in formal ceramic schooling with their experience working as automotive clay modelers.
Merging ideas of domestic, intimate objects with the awareness of industrial methods of making, functional wares emerge. These pieces strive to elevate the everyday experience and promote living with handmade objects.
Bryce Hemington is a ceramic artist with over 10 years experience working in the arts. After receiving a BFA from Edinboro University and a teaching certification from Carlow University he has gone on to be a Masters candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in ceramics. He was a resident artist at Touchstone center for the Crafts in 2014 and exhibited his thesis exhibition in 2014. His work primarily focuses on wood fired utilitarian ceramics made on the potter’s wheel.