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Our Team


Jeff Rottman is the Designer and Maker of this homegrown company. What started as a practical tool for his personal studio use has turned into a business sharing his passion with others! He enjoys working in the pottery studio, fishing, golfing and spending time camping in Northern Michigan with his wife, Gretchen and three kids.


Matt Hull is our Warehouse Manager and Shipping/Receiving Specialist. Your beautifully packaged goods are his workmanship! He's also a big time pizza connoisseur on the side. Matts hobbies include watching movies and photography.  


Sara Kadwell is our Office Manager and Customer Care Extraordinaire. Sara loves frequenting small town record shops, art fairs and concerts. She also adores spending time at the lake with family and friends. 



Chelsey Billin is our Social Media Maven in charge of engaging content for our online community. Chelsey has taught classes using GR Pottery Forms and is happy to share tips and tricks! She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and dogs.



Shelby VerStrate is our Graphic Design and Marketing Wizard. Shelby likes spending time outdoors, walking her dogs and playing beach volleyball. She's enjoying learning more about pottery from Jeff and would love to add it to her list of hobbies in the near future. 


Nick Smith is our Woodshop Inventory Prepper. Nick sands, stamps and prepares our Forms. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends and three cats. He also likes playing video games and is a serious collector of Anime and Superhero figurines and knickknacks.



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