Ava Kapetanakis is an instructor at Clayhouse. She is also a professional ceramist and plant lover based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Ava discovered her love for wheel throwing in high school. Her work is inspired by vintage upholstered furniture, costume design, movie wardrobe, music, and vintage prints. Ava’s signature funky planters can be found on her website and on the shelves of small businesses all over the country.
She also offers private wheel throwing lessons in her personal studio and teaches ceramics workshops for children in school. She recently finished a residency at Skop art in Skopelos, Greece.