Studio Leadership

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Adrienne Dellinger, Executive Director

Adrienne received her BFA from East Carolina University. She is a utilitarian potter and a former exhibiting member of the American Craft Council and Piedmont Craftsmen. She has been accepted in national shows and is represented in fine craft galleries all over the East Coast. She lives in Charlotte with her husband and fellow potter, Greg Scott, and their two children.

Call Adrienne at 704-344-0795

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Kimberly Tyrell, Studio Manager

Kimberly graduated with a BA in Visual Arts, concentration in Fine Art Photography, from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She began experimenting with clay while in school and worked at a local pottery studio. Kimberly moved to Asheville, N.C., in 2002 and continued clay work with an apprenticeship at Brown’s Pottery with Master Potter Charlie Brown. She also owned and operated a clay studio where she taught pottery for six years. In late spring of 2010, she moved to the Charlotte area. Her photography and clay work are inspired by nature.

Call Kimberly at 704-334-4842

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Susan Hughes, Community Impact Coordinator

Ever since Susan took her first pottery class her freshman year of high school, she has found a way to have clay in her life. Starting as a student in 2008, Susan has had many roles at Clayworks over the years. She is currently a studio assistant and an instructor. Graduating with a BA in Psychology and a minor in art, she is inspired by the colors and textures found in nature. Susan joined Clayworks as the Community Impact Coordinator in the spring 2016.

Call Susan at 704-334-4842

Board of Directors

Clayworks is governed by a Board of Directors composed of key community and civic volunteers responsible for the ethical, legal and fiscal well-being of the institution. They provide institutional guidance from a policy standpoint, approve an annual budget, and with the executive director insure that the organization stays true to its mission.

  • Vince Long, President
  • Janet Levy, Vice President
  • Camille Ragano-Perez, Secretary
  • Tammy Goodman, Treasurer
  • Susan Carpenter
  • Herb Cohen
  • Lizz Gregg
  • Dan Lewis
  • Brad Loman
  • Richard Louie
  • Mary Margaret Porter