Wendy Werstlein, Potter

Wendy Werstlein, potter in Floyd, Virginia, works out of her Wrenn Pottery Studio.  Wendy creates functional porcelain pieces.  Each is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.

All work begins on the wheel and is altered by hand.  Wendy infuses her work with a sense of movement; the soft stroke of the hand giving comfort and thanks through use. Her high-fired porcelain clay pots will engage the user visually and tactilely through the daily rituals of serving, preparing, and sharing food.

  • Media:
    Clay, Ceramics
  • Website:
  • Phone:
    540-745-4043
  • Address:
    Floyd, VA

Wendy Werlstein

I came to clay as a second vocation.  For 10 years I taught high school biology and I cultivated a love for helping others explore the world while also encouraging scientific inquiry.

When I left teaching I returned to the classroom as a student at Haywood Community College completing an Associates Degree in Professional Crafts.

From there I moved to Floyd, Virginia and worked as an apprentice to Silvie Granatelli, studio potter.  I am now in the process of setting up my Wrenn Pottery studio and building a life as a studio potter in Floyd, Virginia.    I also teach pottery at a local community arts center in Roanoke, VA.

My pottery is made of porcelain clay and is fired in a gas kiln to cone 10.  All pots are safe for microwave, dishwasher and oven.