ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS

Emily Brownawell
www.emilybrownawell.com
Emily is an emerging artist based in the Hudson Valley.  Her current work aims to translate familiar and functional forms into interpretive and sculptural ceramic pieces. Emily received her MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2019.  
Lena Chin
www.lenalaiceramics.com
Lena is interested in the physical movement of surface and its interaction with illustration. She creates porcelain wares that promote intimate moments, rewarding the observant viewer with intricate details. Lena received her BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz in 2018. She was born in and maintains a studio practice in the Hudson Valley.
Jessica Clark
Jessica is the owner and operator of Willow Vale Farm in Stanfordville, NY. In the summer she tends her vegetable market garden and in the winter she weaves her homegrown willow into baskets while daydreaming about the vegetable garden. The basket forms she creates are a result of her conversation with each piece she weaves. All of her produce and willow is grown without pesticides and with loving care.
Angelo Estrada
www.estrada-design.com
Angelo is a mixed media artist based in the Hudson Valley with a primary focus on ceramic functional work. Taking inspiration from everyday life and emotions, he channels this energy into the pottery wheel exposing and elevating the "process." After receiving his Visual Arts Associates from DCC in 2016 he went on to do several independent studies under Christine Owen and is now teaching at Fall Kill Creative Works while continuing to pursue his own artistic career.
Ina Claire Gabler
Ina Claire is a retired English teacher and former professor of education. Her specialty is guiding open discussions that explore the themes in stories of all kinds. She's published short fiction in literary journals for adults and stories for teens in Scholastic publications and Young Miss magazine. She's recently completed writing a fantasy novel.
Sarah Heitmeyer
www.sarahheitmeyerceramics.com
Sarah is a ceramic artist specializing in decorative wall tiles. She is a studio technician at Fall Kill Clay Works and works in her studio in Fishkill, NY. Sarah received her MFA from SUNY New Paltz and BFA from Alfred University.
Emilie Houssart
www.emiliehoussart.com
Emilie works with painting, printmaking, sculpture, and installation to explore absurd symptoms of human disconnection from the natural world. She has taught classes and workshops at the Charles Cecil Studios, Vassar College, West Point, and the Woodstock School of Art. Emilie is currently Resident Artist at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Anna Kruse
Anna grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She obtained her BA in Studio Art and Psychology from the College of Wooster. She then spent two years running her own studio before moving out west to Portland, Oregon. While in Portland she completed a post-baccalaureate at the Oregon College of Art and Craft with a focus in Ceramics. She is currently an MFA student at SUNY New Paltz. She enjoys spending time with her partner, her cat Percival, and going on hikes in the Gunks.
Caitlin McNamara
www.bluedotjewelry.com
Caitlin has been working in silver clay since 2010. She particularly enjoys incorporating nature finds into her jewelry work, as can be seen on her website. Caitlin was PMC certified in 2012 by Vera Lightstone and PMC Connection. She lived her first years among the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and now finds adventure and inspiration in the Hudson Valley, living and working in the City of Poughkeepsie.
Read our interview with Caitlin here
Kate Mitchell
Kate is a practicing artist and non-profit administrator based in Poughkeepsie. She has a degree in Textile and Surface Design from FIT. She spent a year with women's textile cooperative in the Peruvian Andes working in natural dyes and weaving. Kate was the Resident Artist/Textiles Fellow at Peters Valley Craft Center in 2016 and 2017. She has been Executive Director of Fall Kill Creative Works since June 2018.
Emma Redmond
www.emmaredmond.com
Emma is a textile artist and clothing designer who creates hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces for the home and adornment and only uses ethically sourced materials that are mostly vintage and dead stock. She lives and works in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. 
Andrew Sartorious
www.asartoriusceramics.com
Andre has apprenticed with Jeff Shapiro and assisted with management at Inlet Studios in Mattituck, NY. Andrew received his MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2019. He now lives in Hudson, NY where he continues to research wood firing and the use of locally sourced and harvested clays to create interest in wood firing, tea ceremony, sake ware, handmade tableware, and community building through the arts.
Read our interview with Andrew here. 
Erina Schultz
www.erinapearl.com
Erina is a printmaker and textile artist based in Poughkeepsie, NY. She is the Studio Technician for Fall Kill Print Works and Fall Kill Textile Works, and works as a freelance textile designer creating patterns for Hanamaru Textiles. Erina completed her BFA in Studio Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
Hannah Schultz
@brittlebox #texcrement #gomiclub
Hannah is a textile designer, specialty screen printer, and waste reduction consultant working out of Brooklyn, NY. Forever embracing any challenge, she is always designing new ways to reduce textile waste, creating functioning objects. She encourages others to build a reduce, reuse, and recycle practice in their everyday life.
Jaya Srikrishnan
Jaya has been knitting for most of her life. She is an accomplished designer and teacher who loves to share her expertise and enthusiasm with other knitters. Her designs have been published in magazines like Cast On, Interweave Knits, INKnitters, as well as in books published by Interweave Press, Vouge Knitting, and others. She teachers at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, at Fall Kill Creative Works, and has taught at local yarn stores, regional guild meetings, and other venues.
Natalie Stopka
www.nataliestopka.com
Natalie is a textile artist focused on historical surface patterning techniques that interface with natural materials. She divides her time between Cragsmoor, NY where she forages for botanical dyes, and Yonkers where her studio practice and dye garden are located.
Lindsay Welch
Lindsay of El Marie Macramé is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident who is energized by the opportunity to collaborate with her community through fiber art. Lindsay began crafting macramé in early 2017 out of her home in Highland and turned her love of fiber art into a small business.
Read our interview with Lindsay here. 
Clay Works

485 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Print, Story, and Textile Works

Glebe House

635 Main St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact us: (845) 442-3044

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