About Us

The Ceramic Shop Staff

The Ceramic Shop was created by Philadelphia ceramic artist and educator Mark Lueders. As a teacher at University of Pennsylvania, Mark was a driving force in the introduction of ceramics into the university’s curriculum. Years later, combined with his interest in ceramics and design, Mark invented the Hydro-Bat - a fast drying, durable bat used to make removing work from the wheel more efficient. In 2001, the Hydro-Bat business outgrew its original location and moved to a larger facility in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Wanting not only a venue for distributing his product, but to also fill the void for a much needed ceramic supply store in the Philadelphia area, The Ceramic Shop was born. What was started as a manufacturing house for Hydro-Bat and an online supply store, The Ceramic Shop has developed into one of the largest Ceramic Supply companies on the East Coast. With a huge selection of supplies in our showroom and over 15,000 items online and growing. In stock are top brand names such as Amaco, Skutt, Shimpo, L&L, Kemper, Spectrum, Speedball, Laguna, Olympic and Paragon. There is also an assortment of high and low-fire clay bodies, dry materials and chemicals, and a lot more.

 

In 2006, The Ceramic Shop acquired Roselli Pottery Inc., the leading manufacturer of kiln stilts, bead racks and specialty kiln furniture. That same year, our cone 6 electric line of professional dry glazes was launched and has been a huge success. In 2012 we launched a new product line called Mr. Mark's, a series of unique products for decorating and repairing ceramics. Wax On, Wax Off, Ware Repair, and our latest product Crack Pot have all been successful.

 

As of May 2017, The Ceramic Shop took yet another big step and moved to a much larger facility in up and coming Norristown, PA. This new building features roughly three times the amount of space as our previous location, a private fenced-in parking lot, and a long list of other improvements that we know will delight our customers. Visitors give rave reviews of our showroom, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00-5:00 and Saturday from 10:00-4:00. We pride ourselves on being a knowledgeable, friendly staff here to answer any questions. 

 

The Ceramic Shop believes that by making quality ceramic supplies available at fair prices, backed with a knowledgeable staff, that any artist - from the seasoned professional to the weekend hobbyist - can attain their goals of reaching their full creative potential. Innovation and creativity is encouraged not only in our customers everyday but within our own staff, of which over 70% are also artists. Our founder and President is actively involved with every aspect of the business and continues to lead us into the future. 

 

Where Is The Ceramic Shop?

 

As of May 2017, we have moved to much larger facility in Norristown, Pennsylvania, not far from Valley Forge National Park and the King of Prussia Mall. We can't wait for you to visit us. While our business address is on Markley Street, it's important to note that our parking lot is actually around the corner on Basin Street.

 

 
 

Who Is The Ceramic Shop?

mark

Mark Lueders
President & Founder

 

Abby

Abby Severino
School Accounts Sales

 

Bryson

Bryson Kerns
Services / Building Manager 

 

Dave

Dave Yasenchak
Order Fulfillment / Shipping 

 

Deanna

Deanna Barnard
Retail / International Sales

 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Geronimo
Production 

 

Emilie

Emilie Maspen
Accounting

 

Glen

Glen Bromley
Webmaster / Custom Decals

 

Heidi

Heidi Corkill
Web Orders Lead 

 

Ivette

Ivette Trujillo
Production 

 

James

James Hamblin
Kiln Repair Technician / Production

 

Jessica

Jessica Lopez
Production 

 

Joe

Joe Messino
Warehouse Lead

 

Jonas

Jonas Lowry
Order Fulfillment / Shipping

 

Julie

Julie Miller
In-Store Sales  

 

Kelly

Kelly Eaton
Retail Sales / Customer Services

 

Kenia

Kenia Palma
Production 

 

Maggie

Maggie Magill
Retail Store Manager

 

Majlinda

Majlinda Belulaj
Production 

 

Mary

Mary Saring
Web and Back Orders 

 

Melitza

Melitza Trujillo
Production 

 

Nola

Nola Boyle
Hydrobat Production 

 

Rosario

Rosario Hernandez
Production 

 

Sarah

Sarah Borowiec
Glaze Technician

 

Tim

Tim Houck
Wholesale Manager

 

Veronica

Veronica McLaughlin
Glaze Technician

 

Victoria

Victoria Smith
School Accounts Manager 

 

Violeta

Violeta Rucaj
Production 

 

Yamel

Yamel Carmona
Extruder Production 

 

 

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