Sidney Lake


Bachelor of Fine Arts Ceramics Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology: School for American Craft.

Owner of Rock Bottom Pottery LLC,

Founder of St. Johns Clay Collective

Berdine Jordan 

Graduated from University of California Humboldt with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art & Sculpture.  She has 12 years professional experience in public art administration and program management and 10 years experience in facilitating and teaching art in youth community education programs.

She is a teacher and program coordinator at St. Johns Clay Collective 

Jared Jaffe


Graduated from The University of the Arts with a BFA in Ceramics in 1991.  Received a MFA in Ceramics from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2005.  Taught ceramics, glass, 3D design and drawing at; Front Range Community College in Colorado, Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, Moorestown High School in New Jersey and at Keystone College in PA.

Ken Pincus

Earned BA Degree from University of California, Santa Cruz, studied pottery for 4 years in the Tajimi region, Gifu Prefecture as apprentice to Yoshihiko Yoshida.

Established Pincus Pottery Studio in Aloha, OR. Built Skyline Kiln (Palmquist design/construction), a single-chamber wood-fire kiln designed to high-fire in about 36 hours. Skyline Kiln is fired 2 to 3 times per year.  Ken is sharing his experience with the studio as technician and teaching assistant.

Danielle Mulvihill


Danielle has a BFA in studio art with a focus in ceramics. She worked as the ceramic studio manager at the Art of Living Retreat Center before moving to Oregon in 2016. Danielle strongly believes in community-based arts programs and the positive impact they can have in a person’s life. SJCC is very fortunate to welcome her into our clay community!