Sara Truman is an artist and educator from Paducah, KY. She graduated in 2007 from Wesetern Kentucky University with a BFA in Ceramics and Painting. She attended the University of Florida as a post-bacclaureatte student in 2009 (where she met Naomi!), and recieved her MFA from the University of Mississippi in 2012. She has been a resident artist at the Odyssey Center for Ceramics Art in Asheville, NC and LUX Center for Arts in Lincoln, NE. After teaching at Doane College in Lincoln, NE and a one year sabbatical replacement at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL, Sara followed her wife, Naomi, to Gainesville, FL where she is currently the Ceramics Instructor at Gainesville High School. She lives in Gainesville with Naomi, their adorable daughter Hazel, a cat, fish and 4 awesome chickens.
Naomi Mostkoff is an artist, educator, full-time nurse at UF Health, and recent DNP graduate from the University of Florida. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Florida with a BA in Anthropology and the first ever Ceramics Certificate from the UF School of Art and Art History. After a concentration in woodfiring at Penland School of Craft, Naomi attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a Ceramics post-bacclaureatte student from 2010-2012. She has been a resident artist at the Odyssey Center for Ceramics Art in Asheville, NC and LUX Center for Arts in Lincoln, NE. After her residency in ceramics Naomi returned to school to receive her BSN in Nursing. Naomi just finished her DNP at University of Florida. She is still enjoying making pottery and sharing her love of clay at Studio TM. She lives in Gainesville with her wife Sara, their adorable daughter Hazel, a cat, fish and 4 awesome chickens.
Bianca Williams is a Gainesville, FL local who has pursed her passion for clay for over 15 years. Most recently, she has completed her Post-Bacc at the University of Florida (where she met Sara & Naomi). She has worked as a Studio Assistant at Penland for Andy Shaw, taught at the Arts & Crafts Center for the University of Florida, and the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Bianca plans to attend graduate school for ceramics in the near future. You can see more of her work at BiancaWilliamsCeramics.com and follow her on Instagram @biancaw.ceramics for more regular updates!
Alyssa King is our new studio assistant for 2019-2020. Alyssa was one of Sara’s first students at GHS, and just finish her BFA in Ceramics from Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, Florida. Along with her studio duties, Alyssa will be leading our first ever kids classes this fall!