Our Walk-in store is closed Saturday 5/25 and Monday 5/27 for Memorial Day. Our Online Shop is always open!

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 Sio-2 Clay. 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?


Mark Lueders
President & Founder



Victoria Smith
Vice President


Heidi Corkill (She/Her)
National Sales Manager


Mary Saring (She/Her)
WebOrders Operations Manager


Bryson Kerns (He/Him)
Operations Manager


Maggie Magill (She/Her)
Wholesale Manager / Buyer


Lauren Kratz
Inventory Manager / Buyer 


Kelly Eaton (She/Her)
Equipment Sales


Emilie Gardner


Jessica Lopez
Assistant Floor Manager


Mandee Beatty
Store Manager


Lydia Heishman
Customer Service - Returns


Emma Hagel (She/Her)
School Accounts Manager



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School Accounts Assistant


Evan Epstein
Webmaster / Graphics Lead


Joe Cucciniello (He/Him)
Graphic Design


Paris Shields (He/Him)
Web Developer / IT


Silvia Zeleva
Glaze Lab Technician


Maggie Fretz (She/Her)
Glaze Lab Manager


Justin Brodrick (He/Him)
CNC Operator


Jessica Thomson
Web Order Processor


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Nicole Staller (She/Her)
School Accounts Assistant


Addy Rodd
Web Order Processor


Monica Hernandez
Web Order Processor


Syd Bennett (They/Them)
Damages Resolutions Specialist


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


Chael Newsome (They/Them)
Logistics Coordinator


Olivia Duffy
Plaster Production


Mike Carty
Warehouse Lead


Elizabeth Angel


Kenia Palma
Production Manager


Militza Trujillo


Miriam Moreno

Ivette Trujillo

Neyfi Mendoza

Angela Santos-Sanchez

Anthony Ramirez (He/Him)
Web Order Picker

Elizabeth Geronimo
Picker Packer

Rosario Hernandez
Picker packer

Yamel Carmona
Picker Packer

Jodie Cosgrove
Assistant Web Orders Manager

Veronica Le Mena

Reyna Lumbrano-Guinta

Diana Palma

Aimee Rouff (She/Her)
Retail Store Assistant Manager

Joe Cross

Andrew Siebert
Sales Associate

Warren Stetler
Sales Associate

Jordan Thorning
Glaze Lab Technician

Juanita Pineda Rosari

Areli Hernandez Garcia

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