Meet Rachel

Rachel throws a bowl during a Legacy fundraising event. I'm in awe of her skills!

Last, but not least, in our “Meet the Staff” series, we introduce our PotteryWorks Program Director, Rachel Zahniser-Cranston. Rachel leads our team by helping generate big picture ideas (like this blog!), creating beautiful new pottery, communicating with customers, and intentionally staying in the loop with each of us staff through one-on-one meetings. She also is a great friend, a gifted artist, … Read more…

Meet DaNejia

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DaNejia is one of our newest recruits on the PotteryWorks youth crew. She’s a junior at Wichita West High School, has a lively personality that is fun to get to know, and has been an impressively quick learner so far. We’re glad she joined the team and look forward to diving deeper together into the world … Read more…

Farewell! and Bravo! to Carrie and Sam

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A few weeks ago we were privileged to host PotteryWorks’ inaugural youth “graduation”, where we celebrated the many months of hard work and personal growth of Sam and Carrie, the very first members of the PW youth crew. The two of them put in a lot of effort for this last hurrah: they cleaned and organized the … Read more…

Meet Carrie

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Carrie is a wonderful person to have on the PotteryWorks youth crew. She brings a lot to the team: dependability, a mind eager to listen and learn, homemade cakes, knowledge of Japanese manga, kindness, and notably, her obsession with (and incredible ability to memorize and perform the lines of) the Broadway musical hit Hamilton. We’re thankful to have her … Read more…

How Artists Work: Tim Ladwig

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I’ve known Tim Ladwig just about as long as I’ve known anyone. He was my neighbor during my growing up years, and our two families have shared in many joys and losses, holidays and normal days, art lessons and sing-alongs, meals and conversations. He is one of the kindest people I have ever encountered; I hope … Read more…