Team

Alex Matisse Alex Matisse

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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

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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

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Amanda Hollomon-Cook, Small Batch 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

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, Glaze Team

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

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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

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

JaQuan La Pierre, Roller Tool 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

Nicole Lissenden, Art Director

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

Trey Williams Trey Williams

Trey Williams, Jigger Operations

Daniel says, "Trey has really put focused attention into our small Ram Press. I think it's a lucky machine and is in great hands."

Matt Rudloff Matt Rudloff

Matt Rudloff, Mold Maker

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

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Max Adams, Glaze Team 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

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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?"

Jesse Reinerth Jesse Reinerth

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Jesse 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, RAM Team

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

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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

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."

Donna Casellas Donna Casellas

Donna Casellas, Sales Associate, Atlanta

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

Randolph Dexter Randolph Dexter

Randolph Dexter, Fulfillment Team

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

Julia True, RAM Press 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

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!"

Annie Schambach Annie Schambach

Annie Schambach, Sales Associate & 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?"

Molly Webb Molly Webb

Molly Webb, Atlanta Store 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 Team

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 People & Culture

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, Weekend 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, Forecaster & Analyst

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 Team

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, Jigger Team

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

Emilja Tokarski Emilja Tokarski

Emilja Tokarski, Mug Team 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 Lead

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!"

Sarah Kennedy Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy, Sales Associate, Atlanta

Donna says, "Sarah is kind and thoughtful. There is a quiet repose about Sarah which reminds me of a prayer plant, which opens during the day, capturing the sun's rays, then with the dusk restores itself/herself to be engaging and fully present all over again."

Liza Pierce Liza Pierce

Liza Pierce, Mug Team

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, Jigger Team

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 Team

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 Team

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."

Kara Wickwire Kara Wickwire

Kara Wickwire, Glaze Team

Luc G. says, "Kara 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!"

Brandi Harvey Brandi Harvey

Brandi Harvey, RAM Team

Marcus says," Brandi is an awesome person, fun to be around and a BEAST on the press!"

Andrew Wolf Andrew Wolf

Andrew Wolf, Jigger Team 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, Pug Mill Operator

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, RAM Team

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."

Kaejon Griffin Kaejon Griffin

Kaejon Griffin, Jigger Team

Edward Peak Edward Peak

Edward Peak, RAM Team

Mike Suber Mike Suber

Mike Suber, Glaze Team

Amanda Huskin Amanda Huskin

Amanda Huskin, Industry Account Manager

A Shefsky A Shefsky

A Shefsky, Jigger Team

Hank Gilliam Hank Gilliam

Hank Gilliam, Facilities Assistant

Marcyanne Hanneman Marcyanne Hanneman

Marcyanne Hanneman,

Cherry Iocovozzi Cherry Iocovozzi

Cherry Iocovozzi, Kitchen Manager

Daryl Nathanson Daryl Nathanson

Daryl Nathanson, Fulfillment Manager

Devin McMillen Devin McMillen

Devin McMillen, Ceramic Engineer

Emily Rangel-Cascio Emily Rangel-Cascio

Emily Rangel-Cascio, Forming Generalist

Matthew Gordon Matthew Gordon

Matthew Gordon, Quality Control Assistant

Olivia Markowitz Olivia Markowitz

Olivia Markowitz, Forming Generalist