Alex Matisse Alex Matisse

Clay Buddy

Alex Matisse, CEO/Co-Founder

Sarah W says, "Truly, he'd rather be fishing."

Connie Matisse Connie Matisse

Connie Matisse, CMO/Co-Founder

John says, “Connie is a role-model everyone should look to: she's brimming with real self-assurance, has the courage of her convictions to speak and do what is right, and is generous in a way that flows naturally from thoughtful compassion.”

John Vigeland John Vigeland

Clay Buddy

John Vigeland, CFO/Co-Founder

Alex says, “Our path winds steeper and deeper into the unknown; John’s our moral compass, always pointing north.”

Savannah Devore Savannah Devore

Savannah Devore, Director of Customer Experience

Zoe says, “Savannah can turn a thunderstorm into a pool party.”

Jeffery Ray Jeffery Ray

Jeffery Ray, Customer Care Associate

Jeff S. says, "Jeffery is the epitome of style; stylish of sweaters, stylish of attitude, stylish of heart!"

Marissa Schneider Marissa Schneider

Marissa Schneider, Customer Care Team Lead

Luna says, "Marissa is such a sweet and welcoming person, she has the kind of smile that makes you feel like you could share secrets with her without even knowing her."

Amanda Hollomon-Cook Amanda Hollomon-Cook

Clay Buddy

Amanda Hollomon-Cook, Design Studio Director

Erin says, “I can’t not gush about Amanda’s personal body of work. I love talking to Amanda about their practice and how it is constantly evolving. They approach everything with inquisitiveness and confidence. Each sculptural piece feels like a unique living being you want to get to know better.

Kyle Crowder Kyle Crowder

Kyle Crowder, Glaze Chemist/Kiln Lead

Thomas says, "Kyle’s skill set and passion for these skills are as well rounded as an East Fork Mug."

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson, Forming Generalist

Talea says, "Tony is smooth and cool. He will talk you off a ledge and offer you a refreshing cool smoothie. Great uplifter to our glazing team. Keeping it real everyday by giving his best personally and professionally."

Dan Segal Dan Segal

Clay Buddy

Dan Segal, Facilities Manager

Matt says, “I’'m truly envious of the rack on his truck, his craftsmanship exudes class!"

Erin Hawley Erin Hawley

Erin Hawley, Senior Brand Manager

McKenzie says, "Erin always has cute clogs on and is an expert color blocker with her outfits. She loves kittens, football, and is actually probably the best cook at East Fork."

Cierra Bateman Cierra Bateman

Clay Buddy

Cierra Bateman, Production Supervisor

Max says, "Cierra really loves her pet cat, but she isn't annoying about it or anything. She's great. Cierra, not the cat. probably the cat too though."

JaQuan La Pierre JaQuan La Pierre

Clay Buddy

JaQuan La Pierre, Roller Tool Ops. Lead

Connie says, "JaQuan's sweet and goofy sense of humor are the perfect counterpart to the intensity and focus he brings to his work making pots. And he just might have the cutest baby of all time."

Nicole Lissenden Nicole Lissenden

Clay Buddy

Nicole Lissenden, Art Director

Connie says, "Nicole can make an arrest warrant look good on paper, and she's got great hair."

Matt Rudloff Matt Rudloff

Matt Rudloff, Mold Making Generalist

Jessie says, "Matt is so easy to work with and he picks up new things very quickly. I also think if you asked him nicely, he would be able to give you a run- down of all three Mad Max movies from the 80s."

Zoe Dadian Zoe Dadian

Zoe Dadian, Senior Director of Operations

Kyle says, "Zoe is like a =iferror formula, she sees a problem and fixes it up nice."

Max Adams Max Adams

Clay Buddy

Max Adams, Glaze Lead

Connie says, "Max is like a nesting doll that looks like Max on the outside (big doll) and then inside contains animals that look familiar but you can’t really place, then you get to the innermost doll and it’s Max again, holding two mirrors so that there are an infinite number of Maxes. You realize the joke’s on you."

Thomas Cook Thomas Cook

Clay Buddy

Thomas Cook, Lead Managerial Accountant

Cierra says, ”Our dear bookkeeper // He's working on spreadsheets but // Dreams of sourdough."

Joanna Kolton Joanna Kolton

Joanna Kolton, Lead Financial Accountant

Amanda says, "Jo comes from Chicago, I wonder if she has seen Monument with Standing Beast?"

Jessie Reinerth Jessie Reinerth

Clay Buddy

Jessie Reinerth, Mold Shop Manager

Corey says, "Queen of the Ram Press // The Master of the plaster // But a better friend."

Nicole Johnson Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, Forming Generalist

JaQuan says, "Nicole is straight forward and can be quiet at times. She is always willing to give a helping hand to someone in need."

Sara Melosh Sara Melosh

Sara Melosh, Glaze & Raw Materials Technician

Jeff Linton says, "Now there’s a person who knows a Coleoptera from an Ensifera!"

Sarah Walters Sarah Walters

Clay Buddy

Sarah Walters, Lead Sales Associate, Asheville

McKenzie says, "Aside from being a very talented seamstress, Sarah is beloved among so many of our customers (and staff too) for her helpful and sweet nature."

Corey Reid Corey Reid

Clay Buddy

Corey Reid, Senior Director of Revenue

Sara M says, “Corey has a big personality and an exquisite taste in film. He knows the greatest movie of all time like the back of his hand!”

Jeff Linton Jeff Linton

Jeff Linton, Process Technician

Julia says, "Second only to the Goldblum variety, Jeff could probably win a game of Jeopardy if the categories were improv comedy, Brazilian jiujitsu and parenting."

Kirby Wolf Kirby Wolf

Clay Buddy

Kirby Wolf, Manager of Retail

Marissa says, "Kirby is incredibly warm and vivacious, and anyone who is around her feels her kind heart radiating from the inside out. She also has a killer fashion sense and a fabulous eye."

Randolph Dexter Randolph Dexter

Randolph Dexter, Fulfillment Assistant

Kirby says, "I don't think I've met anyone as dedicated and passionate as Randolph, I mean he has seen Phish live 49 times."

Julia True Julia True

Clay Buddy

Julia True, RAM Press Ops. Lead

Cierra says, "Julia brings so much brightness and color to the jigger team. She is knowledgeable in all things nerdy, and is solidly on Team Face Cat (because can you imagine what kind of mayhem a dog with hands could cause?!)"

Whitney Ott Whitney Ott

Whitney Ott, Photographer & Stylist

Annie says, "Whitney has an incredible talent for making light appear to be a tangible element to work with. And she can make a potato chip look like a gorgeous piece of art!"

Molly Webb Molly Webb

Clay Buddy

Molly Webb, Atlanta Showroom Manager

Sarah K says, "Molly is kind, fun, and unafraid to ask for help...the best kind of leader! (& oh boy is her red hair iconic.)"

Mike Ball Mike Ball

Mike Ball, Fulfillment Assistant

Randolph says, "The world would be a better place if we all strived a little bit more to be like Mike. Max, the dog, approves of this message."

Erin Silva Erin Silva

Erin Silva, Director of Culture & People

Diana says, "Erin is optimism in the face of adversity personified! She makes seemingly mundane meetings feel like arts & crafts at summer camp."

Luc Gay Luc Gay

Luc Gay, Glaze Lead

Mike says, "I knew Luc was a glaze wrangler the first time I met them. They keep their head down, the glaze beautiful, and lunch conversation lively."

Daniel Vuono Daniel Vuono

Daniel Vuono, Director of Production

Erin says, "Daniel has a doppelgänger and it's Tom Cruise."

Eva Humphrey Eva Humphrey

Eva Humphrey, Operations Manager

Zoe says, "There's nothing Eva cant do. She'll run a 50 mile marathon for fun on Sunday and then come in Monday to create a spreadsheet with so much beauty and structure it resembles the Taj Mahal."

Talea Gormican Talea Gormican

Talea Gormican, Glaze Generalist

DJ says, "Talea is always kiln it and never looks glazed and confused. She always brings a warm and positive energy."

Calla Coady Calla Coady

Calla Coady, Forming Generalist

Zoe says, "Calla is the type of person that would spend two days baking you a birthday cake. It would be a masterpiece."

Annie Schambach Annie Schambach

Clay Buddy

Annie Schambach, In-Store Event Coordinator

Emily says, "Annie has a great last name, a very great sense of style, and a big heart. She's lived all over the country but it seems like she's found her groove here in Asheville. She's already actively involved in the community as a volunteer at the Literary Council! How cool is that?"

Emilja Tokarski Emilja Tokarski

Clay Buddy

Emilja Tokarski, Mug Operations Lead

Dan S says, "The only thing that could compare to Emilja's love for her pooch, Hazel, is her love for hoggin' it down a country road on her Harley. She is true badass with a real big heart."

Marcus England Marcus England

Marcus England, Pug Mill Operator

Brandi says, "Marcus has been my Bestie since day 1!!! He always shows up to make me laugh and smile at just the right moment!"

Desiree Gamble Desiree Gamble

Desiree Gamble, Forming Generalist

Liza Pierce Liza Pierce

Liza Pierce, Forming Generalist

Jeff S says, "Her hair grabs your attention, then you're held by a laugh who's warmth is matched only by that of her personality. A nurturing gift to humanity!"

Jeff Swartout Jeff Swartout

Jeff Swartout, Forming Generalist

Jeffery R says, "Jeff's expertise goes far beyond pottery. An extremely creative person with the means, and know-how, to make their designs a reality. With a great amount of kindness to match!"

Scott Haight Scott Haight

Scott Haight, Manager of Culture & People

Alex Minkin says, "Scott wishes he could bring in his beloved dog Beecher, but he knows it would affect his work ethic (and everyone else's too)."

Britta Baker Britta Baker

Britta Baker, Fulfillment Assistant

Lisa F says, "Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin... When Britta's not busy building her own tiny house, she LOVES packing up beautiful EF pots to ship out to their new homes in the world. I'm pretty sure she gives each piece a little hug before she wraps it up, just to spread the love."

Alex Minkin Alex Minkin

Alex Minkin, Multimedia Designer

Scott H says, "As a member of our Creative Team, Alex uses his design and videography expertise to showcase the products, culture and community of East Fork Pottery."

Lisa Flamion Lisa Flamion

Lisa Flamion, Quality Control Lead

Britta B says, "Lisa is a gem. She shows the same care and attentiveness in conversation as she does to the pottery she lovingly QCs."

Lykin Detritus Lykin Detritus

Lykin Detritus, Glaze Generalist

Luc G. says, "Lykin seems human. Wise as a mystical lark. Crazy as a loon."

Virginia Knight Virginia Knight

Virginia Knight, Sales Associate, Asheville

Kirby says, "You can feel Virginia’s warmth and energy the minute you walk in the door! Come say hi at the shop, I promise, her radiant smile is contagious!"

Andrew Wolf Andrew Wolf

Andrew Wolf, Jigger Operations Lead

Kirby says, "Andrew has this natural way of putting a positive spin on everything, if you need a pick-me-up he's your guy. You can usually find him dancing around by the Jigger - that being said, also great for music recs!"

Michel Bayne Michel Bayne

Michel Bayne, Forming Generalist

Kyle C says, "Michel laughs freely and with his whole heart. He is sensitive yet headstrong. His personal style and demeanor could be defined by Target TM T-shirt platitudes. #puglife"

Lindsey Zinno Lindsey Zinno

Lindsey Zinno, Content Marketing Coordinator

Jeffery R says, "The treasure trove of knowledge within Lindsey makes her truly a force to be reckoned with!"

Karla Valdez Karla Valdez

Karla Valdez, Mold Shop Generalist

Emily Bukoski Emily Bukoski

Emily Bukoski, Executive Assistant

Connie says, "Emily told me that she doesn't have a single junk drawer in her house, and if she weren't so dang kind and funny, I might resent her for it."

Donna Casellas-Banks Donna Casellas-Banks

Donna Casellas-Banks, Sales Associate, Atlanta

Jasmin says, "Donna is friendly and welcoming to everyone that comes in!"

Nick Falduto Nick Falduto

Nick Falduto, Forming Generalist

Kaejon Griffin Kaejon Griffin

Kaejon Griffin, Forming Generalist

Zaelon Sibert Zaelon Sibert

Zaelon Sibert, Forming Generalist

Edward Peak Edward Peak

Edward Peak, Forming Generalist

Mike Suber Mike Suber

Mike Suber, Glaze Generalist

Maryanne says, "Mike always has a smile and a “how’s your day?” with everyone he works with, and it’s genuine. He’s also inspirational—sometimes he does push ups during his breaks! I’ve only done that a few times but inspired nonetheless."

Amanda Huskin Amanda Huskin

Amanda Huskin, Manager of Industry Accounts & Activations

Eva says, "Amanda is an organizational force to be reckoned with and exudes a calm focused energy - which must be how she can parent three herding dogs without going insane!"

Hakeem LaPierre Hakeem LaPierre

Hakeem LaPierre, Production Support

A Shefsky A Shefsky

A Shefsky, Forming Generalist

Hank Gilliam Hank Gilliam

Hank Gilliam, Facilities Assistant

Daryl says, "Hank has three speeds that all equate to getting the job done....Relaxed, chill and yep"

Marcyanne Hanneman Marcyanne Hanneman

Marcyanne Hanneman, Glaze Generalist

Cherry says, "Marcyanne has to be one of the best people at the factory to play a game with. They always take extra time in the day to laugh and giggle, and their laugh is absolutely contagious. Marcy gets to know people by being genuine, kind and inquisitive, and getting to know Marcy is like reading a great fantasy novel."

Cherry Iocovozzi Cherry Iocovozzi

Cherry Iocovozzi, Kitchen Manager

Amanda H. says, "Cherry is the embodiment of hospitality. He cooks delicious staff lunches that meet all of our dietary needs (no small feat), but he also finds ways to make East Fork HQ an ever more lovely place to work. What a generous spirit."

Daryl Nathanson Daryl Nathanson

Clay Buddy

Daryl Nathanson, Fulfillment Manager

Devin McMillen Devin McMillen

Clay Buddy

Devin McMillen, Ceramic Engineer

Matt G. says, "Someone who brings excitement for clay-body in a way I've never known, Devin's addition to East Fork has been a pleasure as his passion for process and dedication to the team is obvious and inspiring."

Emily Rangel-Cascio Emily Rangel-Cascio

Emily Rangel-Cascio, Forming Generalist

Olivia says, "She’s always happy to be at work and loves clay!"

Matthew Gordon Matthew Gordon

Matthew Gordon, Quality Control Assistant

Devin says, "Matthew always has this calm, nearly mischievous look on at work. It's his keen eye though that makes sure we sell a quality product. "

Olivia Markowitz Olivia Markowitz

Olivia Markowitz, Forming Generalist

Emily says, “Olivia is a true Taurus with a great voice!”

Avery Tarpley Avery Tarpley

Avery Tarpley, Glaze Generalist

Brock Flamion Brock Flamion

Brock Flamion, Production Support

Eli Nelms Eli Nelms

Eli Nelms, Forming Generalist

James Snyder James Snyder

James Snyder, Mechanical Engineer

Eva says, "Whether he's designing a new tool for the production team, planning an adventure or building a Magic deck, James takes every job seriously, but never himself."

Maria del Rosario Segovia Salas Maria del Rosario Segovia Salas

Maria del Rosario Segovia Salas, Forming Generalist