The Throw Clay LA Team
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John Prescott

Studio Manager/Instructor

Founder of pottery studio Throw Clay LA, John has created his vision of a relaxed and fun clay community in the heart of DTLA. Born in California and raised in Portland, OR, John has been working creatively with clay for over 10 years, and teaching for 8. His passion is teaching wheel to beginners. His creative style engenders textures on large cylinder forms.

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Marlon Marinero

Instructor, Studio Mentor

 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marlon took a class in college and fell in love with the process and chemistry of ceramics. Teaching wheel and handbuilding for the past four years, Marlon is also a studio technician and production potter. His art deals with movement and shapes. Pushing the clay with his fingers, he manipulates forms into sculptures. Currently he is developing a series focused on textured glazes. 

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Natalie Veenstra

Studio Mentor

Natalie is a local from La Crescenta, CA. After taking an intro to ceramics class at Glendale Community College, Natalie continued studying at Pasadena City College before continuing at CSULB where she is pursuing her BFA in Ceramics. Passionate about the art, Natalie is currently working on a series of abstract figural sculptures, relating to the human body. While refining her wheel technique, she also is focused on large scale sculpture in the medium.

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Ziheng Zhu

Instructor, Studio Mentor

Originally from China, Zi was brought into the art realm through family influences. With a number of creative interests, Zi has chosen clay as his main medium because of its malleable property and freeform expression. Zi has been involved with clay for over 10 years, receiving his BA from the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts and his MFA from the Rhode Island school of design. His works capture the emotion around political and social injustice issues.

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Ellie Levy

Instructor/Studio Mentor

Native to Los Angeles, Ellie began working with clay in middle school. After earning her BFA in ceramics from the University of Michigan, she spent time teaching art in Japan. Her work is very much about surface treatments as she contemplates the choices between function and design. Ellie's work is biologically inspired as she creates on the wheel, through sculptural handbuilding and printmaking. 

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Megan Tuttle

Instructor Creative Pottery

Megan was a literature major in college when a requirement landed her in ceramics. Instantly hooked, clay has been part of her life ever since. After earning her MFA from Kent State, she has taught and been a visiting artists at campuses across the country. Community is the heart of ceramics, and students are some of the best teachers. Megan brings broad experience to her classes and a knowledge of firing technique.

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Bailey Walters

Instructor, Studio Mentor

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From Camarillo, California, Bailey has been working with clay for about 6 years. She came to appreciate ceramics and its community after witnessing how lively the annual Holiday Sale at Moorpark Community College was. After spending a couple years at Moorpark learning wheelthrown and handbuilt techniques, they transferred to Cal State Long Beach, receiving their BFA in Ceramics in 2020. Bailey's artistic focus is on sculptures or handbuilt works that recreate images or scenes of the home.

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