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 Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00-5:00. 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. 

 

 

Who Is The Ceramic Shop?

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Mark Lueders
President & Founder

 

 

Victoria Smith
Vice President

 

Heidi Corkill (She/Her)
National Sales Manager

 

Mary Saring (She/Her)
Web Orders Customer Service Manager

 

Bryson Kerns (He/Him)
Operations Manager

 

Maggie Magill (She/Her)
Head Buyer

 

Lauren Kratz
Inventory Manager / Assistant Buyer 

 

Kelly Eaton (She/Her)
Kiln Sales / Freight Shipping

 

Emilie Gardner
Accounting  

 

Jessica Lopez
Assistant Floor Manager

 

Mandee Beatty
Store Manager

 

Lydia Heishman
Assistant Store Manager

 

Emma Hagel (She/Her)
School Accounts Associate

 

Mason Billie (They/Them)
School Accounts Assistant

 

Evan Epstein
Webmaster / Graphics Lead

 

Joe Cucciniello (He/Him)
Web Administrator / Graphic Design

 

Paris Shields (He/Him)
Web Developer / IT

 

Silvia Zeleva
Glaze Lab Technician

 

Maggie Fretz (She/Her)
Glaze Lab Technician

 

Chloe Theodosiou (She/Her)
Glaze Lab Technician

 

Justin Brodrick (He/Him)
CNC Operator

 

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Chris Butler
Web Sales Manager

 

Addy Rodd
Web Order Processor

 

Savanna Dracup (She/Her)
Web Order Processor

 

Nicole Seng
Web Order Damages Resolution Specialist

 

Nicole Hittner Fratianni (She/Her)
Web Orders Back Orders / Return Specialist

 

Chael Newsome (They/Them)
Web Orders Customer Service Liaison

 

Lindsey Atwell (She/Her)
  Customer Service Representative

 

Mike Carty
Warehouse Lead

 

Aaron Jackson
Warehouse / Deliveries

 

Kenia Palmer
Production Manager

 

Militza Trujillo
Production

 

Miriam Moreno
Production

Ivette Trujillo
Production

Neyfi Mendoza
Production

Angela Santos-Sanchez
Production

Anthony Ramirez (He/Him)
Web Order Picker

Elizabeth Geronimo
Picker Packer

Rosario Hernandez
Picker packer

Yamel Carmona
Picker Packer

Kelly Saucea
Picker Packer

Veronica Le Mena
Packer

Reyna Lumbrano-Guinta
Packer

Diana Palma
Packer

Nicole Staller (She/Her)
Sales Associate

Aimee Rouff (She/Her)
Sales Associate

Olivia Duffy
Plaster Production

James Hamblin
Kiln Technician / Post Production

Nick Hartnett
Warehouse

     

 

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