Pottery Alley has a great staff with over 30 years combined pottery teaching experience. Each of our teachers has a unique style and teaching method. We love to teach all ages and skill levels, teaching students the basics and guiding them into creating their own artwork.


Susannah Craig - Studio Owner

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Ben Handley - Studio Owner

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Angie Fike - Studio Manager

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Ellen Lalande - Office Manager

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Ryan Rowland - Instructor   I graduated from McNeese State in 2014 with a degree in graphic design and ceramics. I focus mostly on making functional pottery that will serve its purpose and add beauty to the user’s life. When I am teaching I do my best to guide you as a student and help you develop your own artistic style, encouraging you to grow as an artist.

Ryan Rowland - Instructor

I graduated from McNeese State in 2014 with a degree in graphic design and ceramics. I focus mostly on making functional pottery that will serve its purpose and add beauty to the user’s life. When I am teaching I do my best to guide you as a student and help you develop your own artistic style, encouraging you to grow as an artist.

Susan Chiquelin - Instructor

Hi, I'm Susan Chiquelin; I sign my pottery with chick. It's a fun nickname to use and indicates how much fun I have creating pottery. Throwing pots is my passion and I try to pass the joy I feel when I sit at the wheel on to my students. Yes, they learn skills but if they aren't having fun I'm not doing my job. So come be a student and play in the mud with me. You'll learn wheel throwing skills and have a great time too!