Children's Instructors

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Rae Koenig

Originally from Charlotte, NC, Rae Koenig is in her fourth year as a BFA in Painting and Ceramics at East Carolina University. She is drawn to textured surfaces, soft color, and intentional designs, frequently incorporating such elements in her own work through wood and soda firings. Rae is a firm believer in visual art as a powerful tool for growth, connection, and healing, and desires to help others take steps towards those goals through creative expression. After obtaining her Bachelor's degree, Rae plans to move back to Charlotte to gain more work experience before moving on to grad school.


gail ritzer

 Gail Ritzer received her B.S. in Art Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.F.A in Ceramics and Painting from East Carolina University. She has been exhibiting her work nationally since 1980 at such locales in New York, The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Nebraska. Her work has appeared in several publications including: FiberArts Design Book, Art/Quilt Magazine, exhibition catalogs. Gail has been fortunate to receive a number of grants from the North Carolina Arts Council to pursue a variety of personal and community arts projects. She has been teaching surface design techniques, mixed media methods, painting, and ceramics to students of all ages for many years at workshops, as Outreach Coordinator for the Greenville Museum of Art and as an instructor at the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge.


Heather mae suter - camp counselor

Heather is a graduate of East Carolina University with a BFA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Ceramics. She was born in Michigan and moved to Apex N.C. in 2001 where she began to pursue her love for both visual and theater arts. Moving to Greenville for college in 2007, she explored her loved for jewelry design, interior design and pottery. Heather is currently our Educational Coordinator and loves being involved with our children's classes and public events. As an artist her inspiration comes from colors, repetitive imagery, and organic patterns found in nature. The objective of her artwork is to simultaneously create decorative and utilitarian ceramics.


Jacqueline Hobbs

Hello! My name is Jacqueline Hobbs. I was born and raised right here in Greenville, North Carolina, and am currently studying Art at East Carolina University where I plan to graduate with a BFA in Art Education. I began taking art classes at a very young age and have never stopped. While I have dabbled in several different art forms and medias over the years I find the most joy in ceramics. I've been hand building for about 12 years now and have been on the wheel for about nine. While I love anything I can get messy with, nothing has captured my heart like ceramics has and honestly I'm not sure anything will!

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jeremiah barnes

Jeremiah is an artist and photographer based out of Greenville NC. His origin story starts near Bath in Eastern NC, it was there where Jeremiah’s love for creating first began with tracing and drawing the characters from his comic books. Through his education Jeremiah would take every offered art classes, absorbing all the information he could form his teachers. Jeremiah has obtained an Associates in Fine Arts at Pitt Community College where his love for traditional forms of photography was born. Currently, Jeremiah is finishing up his Bachelor’s in Fine Art’s Photography Program at East Carolina University in fall of 2019. Jeremiah has developed his abilities in both traditional and digital photography, videography, techniques in professional lighting; and is skilled with Adobe programs, photo editing/sequencing, and creative design. In his current work, Jeremiah has been exploring the landscape and architecture of Eastern NC towns and how it can inform an outsider of its residents stories.