Alex Matisse, CEO/Co-Founder
Sarah W says, "Truly, he'd rather be fishing."
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, CFO/Co-Founder
Alex says, “Our path winds steeper and deeper into the unknown; John’s our moral compass, always pointing north.”
Savannah Devore, Director of Customer Experience
Zoe says, “Savannah can turn a thunderstorm into a pool party.”
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Facilities Manager
Matt says, “I’'m truly envious of the rack on his truck, his craftsmanship exudes class!"
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, 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, 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, Art Director
Connie says, "Nicole can make an arrest warrant look good on paper, and she's got great hair."
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, Senior Director of Operations
Kyle says, "Zoe is like a =iferror formula, she sees a problem and fixes it up nice."
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, Lead Managerial Accountant
Cierra says, ”Our dear bookkeeper // He's working on spreadsheets but // Dreams of sourdough."
Joanna Kolton, Lead Financial Accountant
Amanda says, "Jo comes from Chicago, I wonder if she has seen Monument with Standing Beast?"
Jessie Reinerth, Mold Shop Manager
Corey says, "Queen of the Ram Press // The Master of the plaster // But a better friend."
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, Glaze & Raw Materials Technician
Jeff Linton says, "Now there’s a person who knows a Coleoptera from an Ensifera!"
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Director of Production
Erin says, "Daniel has a doppelgänger and it's Tom Cruise."
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Forming Generalist
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Glaze Generalist
Luc G. says, "Lykin seems human. Wise as a mystical lark. Crazy as a loon."
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, 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, 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, Content Marketing Coordinator
Jeffery R says, "The treasure trove of knowledge within Lindsey makes her truly a force to be reckoned with!"
Karla Valdez, Mold Shop Generalist
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, Sales Associate, Atlanta
Jasmin says, "Donna is friendly and welcoming to everyone that comes in!"
Nick Falduto, Forming Generalist
Kaejon Griffin, Forming Generalist
Zaelon Sibert, Forming Generalist
Edward Peak, Forming Generalist
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, 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, Production Support
A Shefsky, Forming Generalist
Hank Gilliam, Facilities Assistant
Daryl says, "Hank has three speeds that all equate to getting the job done....Relaxed, chill and yep"
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, 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."
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, Forming Generalist
Olivia says, "She’s always happy to be at work and loves clay!"
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, Forming Generalist
Emily says, “Olivia is a true Taurus with a great voice!”
Avery Tarpley, Glaze Generalist
Brock Flamion, Production Support
Eli Nelms, Forming Generalist
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, Forming Generalist