When the boss lady is out....
Cassie also joined us in January 2017. This girl is crazy about clay! She creates the class projects and instructs all of our clay classes. Cassie also works the floor helping our guests make their visions come to life and she plays a huge part in Summer camps. When you see Cassie in the studio, she'll either be pounding out a hunk of clay, organizing something, or creating another fabulous window display!
When not in the studio, Cassie is chasing Pokeman or working on her personal adventures in clay!
Kim Winfrey - Owner
Kim has been an avid arts and crafts hobbyist since a teenager. She and her two children have frequently enjoyed paint-your-own pottery activities since they were very young, teaching and cultivating a love of the arts. After an extensive career with a major telecom corporation, she decided to take a different direction and open her own studio. The Pottery Nook is the realization of a life-long dream to work at something she loves doing and having the opportunity to share it with others. Kim lives on Camano Island with her two sons, a fluffy ginger kitty and one very energetic puppy. In her 'spare' time, she likes to read, putter in the garden and travel. Of course her favorite pastimes are pottery painting, glass fusing and crafts of all kinds!
While we each have our favorite mediums, we are here to help you with any project you choose in the studio!
Erica joined us in January 2017. She instructs our canvas painting classes and Preschool Story Art. Erica has an Associates Degree in Fine Art and custom designs many of the paintings we offer. She enjoys conventional mediums and surfaces, but also loves to experiment. Her knowledge of movement, shape, and the basic elements of art help to guide each piece into its final product. She knows that art is the act of continual practice and loves helping others achieve thier artistic goals while having fun at the same time! When you see Erica in the studio, you most likely will find her just like the picture - laughing with a paintbrush in her hand.
When not in the studio, Erica is super-mom of three awesome little boys, and she manages to find time for making more art!
Luna the Pottery Pup
Most everyone who meets Luna loves her; she is a very sweet and gentle girl and has lots of patience with little ones. She loves people and will come to the door to greet you, and sometimes even walk you out when you leave. She will get very excited at seeing other dogs outside because she wants so badly to play, and she will 'talk' to the hair dryer and vacuum, but she is not aggressive at all.
Luna is in the studio with Kim most days. We do understand that some folks have allergies to dogs or you may have a child that is afraid of dogs. Please let us know if this is the case. Luna has a comfy place to hang out in the back if you'd prefer a dog-free zone while you're here.