After 20 years of living in San Diego and 14 years teaching ceramics at Coronado High School, I have returned to the East Coast. The new location of Rempe Pottery is in the woods of Hammonton, New Jersey. This is the southern part of the state that is know for the rich farmlands and is the reason New Jersey is called the Garden State. In many ways it is a lot like the a farmlands of Lancaster, PA, where I grew up about. The giant rhododendron in the picture above is one of many on the property.
I am currently setting up my new studio and should be making fresh pots soon
I first touched clay when I was in high school in Lancaster, PA. The potter's wheel allowed me to work with my hands in an incredibly direct way, and I liked the idea that my handmade pot could become a part of someone else's life. For two years, my high school art teacher, Dick Ressel, challenged me with questions and projects. Because of his influence, I ended up pursuing BFA in ceramics at Penn State University under Chuck Aydlett, David Dontigny and Chris Staley. I received my MFA from San Diego State University where I studied under Richard Burkett and Joanne Hayakawa. read more...