Our team here at Clay Cafe is more than just a staff, we are a family. We have a passion for helping our customers create pieces that they can love and cherish forever. We strive to create a comfortable and enjoyable environment that sparks your creative side!
Lori is our fearless leader at Clay Café, and has been in business with God since 2007. She has a degree in art from Lubbock Christian University, and loves trying new techniques. She has a servant’s heart and is always striving to make Clay Café a fun and inviting place! Her goal is to find your inner artist side, and to help you create something memorable and something you can be proud of!
Davis is our manager up at the studio and is also Lori's son! He has a degree in studio management from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design where he lived and worked for four years. He has a red Doberman puppy named Lincoln and loves plants of all shapes and sizes. From organizing studio events and classes, designing beautiful pottery, to customer care, Davis keeps us running at the studio.
Emily started at Clay Cafe in the summer of 2018. Emily manages our back room and kiln operations here at the studio. She is currently a Senior at Texas Tech, majoring in Sculpture. She is looking forward to graduating and spending more time at the store. When she's not at Clay Cafe, she enjoys reading, sipping on coffee, and collecting post cards. Emily's bright smile and ability to make anyone laugh brings a fun-loving atmosphere to our store!
Sharon is Lori’s sister and partner in crime! She is a teacher by trade, and at heart. She loves children and she is everyone’s “Gigi”. She is very orderly and creative, and she is constantly trying new designs and types of art up at the studio.
Aly joined our staff in January of 2020. She is a pre nursing major at Lubbock Christian and her goal is to be a psychiatric nurse. She loves being at the lake with her family. Fun fact: Aly's sister Shayla worked at the studio for 4 years! She loves seafood, any shade of blue, and new experiences. Here at the Clay Cafe, we love Aly's vibrant personality!
Maggie joined our staff in 2020. She attends Lubbock Cooper High School and will graduate in May. After graduation she plans to attend SPC to get her basics and become a Forensic Psychologist. When she is not working, she loves to get coffee, going fishing, and listening to all kinds of music!
Jenae is our newest employee, joining our staff in November of 2020. She has a degree in art from Lubbock Christian University. She loves to paint and spend time with her husband, Keaton. She loves any and all things corgi-related (especially her own corgi, Quinn!). We are so glad she joined our team!