Lisa Mendoza is the owner and founder of two successful businesses: Painted Pot and ClayHouse Brooklyn. Her passion for clay stems from college when she participated in several shows on campus. After graduating in 1987 with a B.A. in communications from Hofstra University, she continued her clay education at various schools in NYC while working in television. In 1998, Lisa gave up a successful career in television as a video editor to start her own business: Painted Pot and Clayhouse Brooklyn. Her goals to explore, create pottery, and find a healthier lifestyle balance in her community led her to open several studios in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope and Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Today, the business has grown tenfold and Lisa manages the studio with the help of Clayhouse Director Lizzie Butler, and our team of incredible studio technicians. The result is a clean, student-friendly, professional pottery studio.