Rena Hamilton is a potter, wife, dog lover, cook, gardener, and outdoor enthusiast. She is planting roots and building community in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Rena studied at Ohio University earning a BFA and MA in Art Education. She has been a secondary art teacher for more than a decade and has spent many years advising future educators at Northern Arizona University all the while maintaining a home studio practice. When not working in the studio or in the classroom, Rena can be found exploring the high desert via mountain bike, back country skis, or motorcycle.
Rena has exhibited throughout the U.S. and has work included in private collections in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Rena founded the Flagstaff Potters’ Guild in 2011 for area potters to share resources and information while building community and promoting our work.
From Rena: I am delighted to create pieces that are used in moments of celebration and daily rituals; whether it's a gathering of closest friends and family sharing good food and drink or a quiet contemplative moment alone with a morning cup of coffee. I hope my pottery brings joy, beauty, and a touch of humanness while serving nourishment in the homes where they reside.