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


Allison Lawing, Administrative Assistant

Allison Lawing is a ceramic artist and a native to Charlotte, NC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentrating in 3D studio art, from Covenant College in 2017. She has worked for Clayworks as a Studio Assistant and is currently working as both Administrative Assistant and Ceramic Teaching Artist in our community impact programs. Allison has set up a studio space at the farm where she lives with her husband. 

Call Allison 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

  • Dan Lewis, Secretary

  • Beth Bryson, Treasurer

  • Susan Carpenter

  • Herb Cohen

  • Lizz Gregg

  • Amy Hockett

  • Brad Loman

  • Richard Louie

  • Mary Margaret Porter

  • Camille Ragano-Perez

  • Lydia Thompson

  • Edwin Rasberry