Exercising creativity in ceramics with Professor Hope Mead

Exercising creativity in ceramics with Professor Hope Mead

Ceramics teacher Hope Mead couldn’t be any more proud of her students, and how well they’ve used their hands and minds in the art of ceramics. The students are just wrapping up their studies in ceramics now, and have taken away many lessons in the arts that they will treasure for years to come.

A third generation potter, Hope Mead has been working with clay since early childhood. The Camden, NJ native comes from a long line of potters, as her mother and grandmother were fellow ceramic artists and art educators who influenced Mead immensely. Following in their footsteps, Mead believes that creating pottery is a great means of self-expression. During her college days at Messiah College, Mead began to throw on the wheel more and more and has been hooked on the practice ever since. Out of her rural Pennsylvania workshop, Mead specializes in firing Anagama kiln, which is an ancient type of pottery from Japan. In addition to teaching her craft at Trevose Day School, Mead owns and operates her own studio, where she creates unique handmade pieces.