The Team

Korin Schneider
Studio Owner & Opperater
Korin Schneider is a working artist and an art educator. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2007 with a BFA in ceramics. Her work can be found in shops around the Northwest, including Crafty Wonderland, Tender Loving Empire, Amelia, Queen Bee and Sea Grape Soap. Currently, Korin is living and working in Portland, Oregon where she is the owner/ operator of Radius.
Jessica Faulk
Manager & Art Educator
For over a decade Jessica Faulk has made ceramics her full time passion. She’s pursued the study of ceramics at Alberta College of Art & Design, Penland School of Craft, and assisted in countless workshops across the country. She was head instructor and manager at a studio in her hometown of Houston, TX and the current manager at Radius. Jessica makes functional ceramic forms with an emphasis on several surface techniques. The surfaces of her pieces are highly embellished, but compliment the form and function of the work.
Alyssa Black
Art Educator
Alyssa Black is best known for her intricate wheel-thrown and altered porcelain forms, through which she explores the theme of transcendence. She states, “My art serves as a personal and collective guide to freedom, serenity, and joy. I push the limits of the medium and process to create objects that evoke a sense of wonder and delight.” In addition to her private studio practice, she leads community ceramics workshops. She is also a published author and has been featured in Ceramics Monthly. She has been at Radius since 2011.
Alex Simon
Art Educator
Alex Simon is an East Coaster, who moved to Portland to peruse a career in ceramics after graduating with an art degree from Bennington College. She has been throwing, slip casting, and mold making for small businesses for nearly a decade. In her personal work, she tries for bring playful elegance to otherwise kitschy items, giving them a new purpose in modern lives. She currently teaches Wednesday and Thursday evening throwing classes at Radius, where you can also find her making her own work.
Jackie Manson
Support Staff
Jackie graduated Lewis & Clark College with a B.A. in Art History and German Studies (ask her why Internet memes are important to the art world!). A true PNW-er, Jackie spends her free time outside the ceramics studio hiking, biking, and generally enjoying the big outdoors. Her surface decoration is inspired by her lifetime love of nature and drawing.
Lela Blyler
Glaze Technician
Lela was born and raised in a tiny resort town in Sourthern California, Big Bear, but spent a few years in Arcata, California, attending Humboldt State University. She studied both ceramics and art history, and graduated in 2017. She and her partner Nick, just moved to the Portland area at the end of January, and most of her time is spent exploring the city, hanging out with her cats, Lucie and Eva, drinking copious amounts of coffee, baking bread and making pots!
Jenny Flax
Kiln Manager
Jenny was born and raised in Washington, DC (yes, IN the city) and has been in Portland for almost 5 years. She majored in College of Letters at Wesleyan University and is currently finishing med school prerequisites at PSU. When she’s not losing her mind studying for the MCAT, she’s at the studio working on planters, in the woods hunting mushrooms, or making macrame while listening to a podcast.
Jolyn Fry
Art Educator
Jolyn Fry graduated from Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1996. She has exhibited her continually evolving body of work in many group and solo shows. Her work depicts literal physical landscapes and abstractions of a more personal nature. Jolyn currently paints and leads artist workshops at Radius Studios in Southeast Portland.