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Our Team

Curtis Rindels

With a culinary background, Curtis specializes in functional pottery, primarily making tableware for people's homes and restaurants. Curtis honed his skills at the Boulder Pottery Lab where he taught classes and managed the studio for several years before venturing out on his own. Curtis' full-time job is running Wheelhouse, but in his spare time he makes work for local markets and commissioned projects. Curtis' pieces are known to be durable and timeless; pieces you'll reach for every day. 

Lynette Case

Lynette is a Colorado native with over 20 years working with clay; making architectural ceramics, pottery and one-of-a-kind art pieces. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado. Her work has been shaped by many of her personal experiences and her love of being in nature. She has worked at an organic farm for 15 years and worked as the lead cook in a small café. She loves being involved in all aspects of food—growing, cooking, and serving. She enjoys working with her hands and doing process-based work. Lynette assists in all aspects of managing operations at Wheelhouse and also teaches classes and date nights.

Heather Kegel

Heather was born and raised in Longmont. She holds a BFA from the University of Denver which is where she first got into pottery. She has been working as a ceramic artist for seven years. Heather sells her work at various markets throughout the year and on her website. She also teaches at the Boulder Potters’ Guild and is a member of the East Boulder County Artists organization. 

Heather's creative interests also include printmaking, natural dyeing and eco-printing fabric and fibers, hand-quilting, and painting. You'll find Heather teaching classes and date nights at Wheelhouse.

Julia Zuniga

Julia is an educator and ceramic artist with a passion for cultivating community. After earning a BFA in Ceramics and a Bachelors in Education from Florida Atlantic University, she taught IB Visual Arts for 5 years. Since moving to Colorado, Julia has immersed herself in the local arts and art education scene by working at the Boulder Potters Guild, several local high schools, and Tinker Art Studio. Inspired by her Colombian and Ukrainian origins, paired with the culture of her hometown Miami, FL, Julia’s work showcases pattern and color.

Don Cox

Don has been making pottery for most of his life. Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, Don moved to Boulder in 1995 and has been teaching classes locally since 2000. Don was a longtime member of Centercraft Studio, a local coop of artists in Boulder, and is currently a member at Studio Arts Boulder and the Boulder Potter's Guild. Don is known for his beautiful hand-painted and soda fired pieces, which he sells at various markets and events throughout the year. Don is a true pro, and we are excited to have him teach classes at Wheelhouse whenever he is available.

Amanda Knutson

After receiving her BFA in clay in 2012 at Coe College, Amanda completed a one-year artist residency program at The Ceramics Center in her home state of Iowa. Shortly after, she relocated to Boulder, CO and became a member of the Boulder Potters Guild. Over the last 10-years, she has continued her work in wheel-thrown functional ceramics while pursuing a full-time career in marketing. Beyond the studio, Amanda embraces life's adventures including cycling, hiking, camping, and traveling. At Wheelhouse, we welcome her as an instructor for our date nights.

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