The new phoenix pottery

10866 Rear York Rd. Cockeysville, Maryland.

About Us


The New Phoenix Pottery Studio's goal is to enrich our local community and provide a fun, safe, and supportive environment in which students of all ages can explore their creativity and learn the properties of clay.

Creating with clay, one of earth's most abundant raw materials, is an ancient process dating to prehistoric times.

 Please join us in an on-going exploration of one of the world's first art forms.

If you're looking for a unique gift, our students and teachers make wonderful things all year round


We have an annual ceramic sale every December.

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A body of clay, a mind full of play, a moment's life - that's me.

-Harivanshrai Bachchan

Beautiful in form and featurelovely as the daycan there be so fair a creature formed of common clay?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Time is claymake something

-Barbara Sher

Our Artists and Instructors:

Christine Williams

Owner, Instructor & Ceramic Artist 

Chris graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art as a ceramics major.

She returned to her love of clay after raising her family of three girls. She has been involved with NPP for over 10 years and loves sharing the joy of exploring clay. Chris enjoys making functional pottery and the calming and healing benefits she has discovered when working with clay.

Lynne Molner

Instructor & Ceramic Artist

Lynne has been a ceramic artist and teacher for over 30 years.

Her current body of work combines expressive painting with functional ceramics. She strives to imbue a personable and playful quality into pots made for everyday use. Her teaching style focuses on knowledge of fundamentals and inspiring her students to explore their own creativity. 

Brad Blair

Instructor & Ceramic Artist

Brad Blair is an artist, educator, and gallery coordinator living in Baltimore, Maryland.

Prior to earning a Master’s of Fine Art (MFA) degree in 2014 from Florida State University, he graduated from Towson University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science, majoring in Art & Design. He instructs ceramic classes at Towson University and Baltimore Clayworks, and holds the position of Gallery Coordinator at Harford Community College.

Through his creativity, imagination, and patience, he will help you find your way in clay!

Tez DeJesus

Instructor & Ceramic Artist

Tez teaches our monthly try it classes. She is a talented artist with many decades of experience. She brings that experience, kindness, and patience into the class room to offer a unique and fun experience for students who want to try out the potter's wheel.

She can help anyone who is curious about the potter's wheel tap into their potential.

Deirdre McTygue

Manager & Ceramic Artist

Deirdre earned a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from Towson University in 2010, she followed this up with a Master's Degree or MFA in Ceramic Art from Hood College in 2016. Her thesis on east-Asian wedged coiling technique was published for Hood College's permanent collection and her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly Magazine.

She can answer your tough clay questions.

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