A little about our journey...

At Molly Sanyour Ceramics Studio, we're passionate about putting a contemporary spin on the ancient craft of working with clay. For Molly, the constant exploration of styles and techniques is a source of endless excitement.

Molly's journey with ceramics began as a ceramics major at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics and a K-12 art teaching license in 2005. Her dedication to the craft led her to her first teaching position as a Title 1 elementary school art teacher, where she shared her love for ceramics with her students for eight years.

During her teaching years, Molly continued to deepen her knowledge by taking ceramics classes through local art centers and universities. She sought guidance from renowned potters like Kelly Kerr, David Camden, Jane Hendley, and Pamela Reynolds, enriching her understanding of the art form.

In 2014, Molly landed her dream job teaching ceramics at her former high school in Richmond, Virginia. As one of the two ceramics teachers at the International Baccalaureate School, she found a platform to inspire and nurture budding ceramic artists.

In 2015, fueled by her passion for ceramics, Molly established Molly Sanyour Ceramics LLC, marking the beginning of her journey as a professional ceramic artist. The following year was dedicated to mastering the business side of art while actively creating and selling her work at various local venues. She also launched her website and began shipping orders to customers worldwide.

2017 was a year of growth and exploration for Molly. She built her own studio and embarked on a transformative journey, attending workshops by inspiring potters in Athens, Greece, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Back home, Molly expanded her offerings by providing private classes and launching "Throwing with Molly," a live Instagram show where she shares her techniques and interacts with viewers.

The following years saw Molly's work gaining recognition and momentum. She participated in prestigious exhibitions, held solo shows, and was featured in prominent art publications. Molly's workshops attracted participants from around the globe, and her innovative approach to ceramics caught the attention of celebrities like Lizzo.

In 2020, Molly's "Butt Mugs" gained widespread acclaim, leading to a successful Kickstarter campaign and mass production of the quirky mugs. This milestone propelled Molly to take the leap and pursue her next big dream—opening her first community pottery studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

Today, Molly Sanyour Ceramics Studio stands as a testament to Molly's unwavering passion for clay and her commitment to nurturing a vibrant community of ceramic enthusiasts of all skill levels. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey of creativity, learning, and connection!