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


Danielle Carelock, Technical Assistant

Danielle Carelock is a ceramicist and visual artist residing in Charlotte, NC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has interned with various galleries as an assistant, instructed ceramic workshops (private & public), and previously completed a residential artist program with Salem Art Works in Salem, NY and STARworks in Star, NC. Danielle joined Clayworks as the Technical Assistant in July 2018.


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


Jim Prock, Bookkeeper

Jim is a retired corporate finance professional.  He started his career at Clayworks in 2008 as the bookkeeper in a volunteer capacity and joined the staff in 2013.

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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 an instructor and the Community Impact Coordinator. 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


Brett Beasley, Studio Manager

Brett earned his Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Art in Ceramics from East Carolina University. He has taught ceramics classes ranging from formal academia to community cultural centers.

Brett makes wheel thrown pottery intended for everyday use and abstract sculpture. He has assisted top-ranked professional artists such as Ayumi Horie, Justin Rothshank, and Adam Field at nationally recognized craft schools such as, Haystack Mountain, Arrowmont, and Penland School of Crafts. He has been an active member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) since 2011. Brett exhibits his artwork at both the national and regional level. 

For the past three years Brett has worked as a full-time artist in Savannah, Georgia. Although art is his chosen profession, fishing is his primary passion!

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