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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. 



Who Is The Ceramic Shop?


Mark Lueders
President & Founder



Brenda Vazquez Esparza


Bryson Kerns
Operations Manager


Daniel Kelly
CNC Production


Dave Yasenchak
Order Fullfillment


Davian Shakes
Plaster Production


Elizabeth Geronimo


Emilie Gardner


Evan Epstein
Webmaster / Graphics Lead




Heidi Corkill
Web Orders Lead


Ivette Trujillo


Heidi Corkill
Web Orders Lead


James Hamblin
Kiln Technician


Jesse Warech


Jessica Lopez
Production / Order Fullfillment


Joe Messineo
Web Orders 


Jonas Lowry
Kiln Technician





Kelly Eaton
School Accounts / Kiln Services Lead


Kenia Palmer
Produciton Manager


Lauren Kratz
Retail Sales


Maggie Magill
Head Buyer 


Mary Saring
Web Orders  


Melitza Trujillo


Miriam Moreno


Nicole Seng
Web Orders / Back Orders


Rosario Hernandez


Silvia Zeleva
Order Fullfillment

Taylor Thames
School Accounts

Victoria Smith
Key Accounts Manager


Yamel Carmona



Where Is The Ceramic Shop?




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