Employee Profiles

Our team:

Jo-Anne and Gerald Warren

Jo-Anne and Gerald, the creative foundation, own and operate Amaranth Stoneware. Together they have seen through the growth of Amaranth Stoneware. Jo-Anne who comes from a gardening background has helped create with Gerald an extensive line of gardening pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Preferring to call themselves designers and craftsmen, Jo-Anne and Gerald are inspired by what surrounds them. They are “tinkerers” who try to improve on the standard, explore uncharted grounds and challenge what’s expected.

Lucy & Boodles Warren 

The welcoming party at Amaranth Stoneware. When you step into our studio you’re bound to be met by Boodles and Lucy. During quiet production hours they are bound to be sleeping on one of their beds or the chair that is meant for customers. 


 Evelyn Kembel 

Evelyn is the one organising classes, workshops, maker's market and keeps our website up to date. Want to see a certain workshop or have a favourite potter you'd love to learn from? Let Evelyn know. Also prepare for bad jokes if you speak with her. She loves calling Monday: Mudday. "

Tracy Pyke

Tracy has the muscles, charm and intelligence to accomplish in a day what very few can! If you ever forget her name, she also responds to "Wonder Woman."

Nick Edmond


An aspiring potter himself, you'll likely find him doing a little bit of everything in the studio - from throwing clay to moving tons of clay (literally!)

Carole McNeil


Carole plays well with clay, but not the general public, so we hide her away. She has been with Amaranth since our days in downtown Kingston when we were located above Vandervoorts. Carole is an avid guerrilla gardener and can be thanked for keeping some gardens at Memorial Centre clean and beautiful. Thanks Carole!



Jamie has an interesting background working for art retreats and travelling across Canada. He's full of jokes and helps with our heavy lifting and puddler making.

Sherry DeBruge


Sherry is a Kingston Potter's Guild Member and the one behind Mucky Pursuits Pottery. We're lucky to have her on board in our studio! You'll find her lending a hand on the wheel, slab table and retail.

Christine Jamieson


A helping hand in our studio, as well as a handbuilding pottery teacher. Her creativity doesn't stop with clay. She's a talented graphic designer and illustrator. You can check out more of her work under her creative business Found and Lost Art