Ryan McKerley has been making pottery in East Austin since the last century. He was featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly magazine in March 2006. Ryan loves to teach people of all ages, currently at the Dougherty Arts Center, Dobie middle school, and now at E.S.P.S. Ryan is the president of Art of the Pot Studio Tour LLC and he was one of the original 20 studios on the first year of the East Austin Studio Tour. His well-known studio on Cesar Chavez just sold for $1 million so he is now currently building a studio at his home in deeper East Austin (secret location/bat cave). He really is one of the best pottery teacher ever..... ever:)
Scott Proctor has been making pottery and ceramic/mixed media sculpture since 1997. Scott has shown his work extensively in Texas and throughout the US. Scott is one of the co-founders of MASS contemporary art gallery here in East Austin. He has been teaching college ceramics and sculpture for 10 years at the University of Texas at Austin and Temple College. Scott is currently excited as it gets to be teaching and working along side of the creative community here in Austin!
Rebeca Milton is a Houston born artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. While in school, she studied sculpture using a variety of materials and processes, from casting bronze to digital fabrication. She received scholarships from UT to attend workshops at different arts organizations around the country. Rebeca spent the summer after graduation at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, where she was the 3D Specialist intern. There, she assisted and worked with established artists from all around the world, teaching workshops on a variety of sculptural methods. She now primarily creates hand-built vessels and sculptural objects with intricately glazed surfaces. Rebeca views hand building with clay as a valuable tool to increase self-awareness, mindfulness, and creative problem solving. She’s currently teaching a hand building class at East Side Pot Shop, in addition to offering workshops to the greater Austin community.