Mudslingers Pottery School was established in 1997. The School exhibits the long and wonderful history of the potter’s craft, which traces the history of civilization itself. Mudslingers experienced teachers and member staff offer hands-on assistance and inspiration for making functional, whimsical, and sculptural ceramic pieces. Frequent firings of our high-fire stoneware kilns allow students to see on-going results. Join us, for a lesson, a class, or studio sessions and experience the joy of the creative process in clay.
Founder & Principle Potter
John Hansen found his affinity for clay while a student at the University of Wisconsin. John has worked in theatre business but pottery has been a constant thread in his life. He started Mudslingers in 1997 after many years of teaching in other programs. In addition to his extensive experience, With over 40 years’ experience, John brings his infamous sense of humor to class, resulting in fun and enlightening times. His work has been exhibited in Europe and sold nationally.
Alexandra Sechler fell in love with ceramics in college and has since worked and apprenticed at ceramics studios in Virginia, Hawaii, NJ, NY, and Colorado. She enjoys providing beginner students with a solid technical foundation upon which they can grow creatively and allow their artistic style to flourish. Artistically, Alexandra is drawn to functional ceramic work and folk arts and enjoys creating pieces that can be used in everyday life. Alexandra has a MA in Art Therapy from Naropa University and works locally as an art therapist and psychotherapist.