Our Staff

We are the best in the business and ready to help in any way that we can.

It takes an entire studio of highly skilled individuals working as a team to produce the level of quality and craftsmanship that goes out our doors each day. Over 24 pairs of hands touch each piece – that begins as a lump of clay and ends as a twice-fired piece of Deneen Pottery. Pictured to the right (in our always warm kiln room) is the whole Deneen Pottery team – even Olive, our shop dog. Please feel free to scroll down to learn a little bit more about leadership team.

Peter Deneen


I have never had more fun than I am right now – and I remain focused on producing the best stoneware for our customers.

Niles Deneen


I love working with my parents and I especially enjoy talking about our stoneware. Growing up around this creative medium has given me a real appreciation for the art but also the business that allows OUR art to continue. I'm blessed with two wonderful children who keep us on our toes...Little TT Buddy and Weezie-Beezie.

Martha Winter & Mary Deneen

The “Mothers” of Deneen Pottery

We enjoy being creative consultants and helping tend to this wonderful “business family.” What a joy it is to see it grow and flourish because we strongly believe that…”Nowhere is beauty more important than in the objects we use everyday” – Marguerite Wildenhain

Sara Kube

Director of Operations

I’m back in Minnesota after living in Philadelphia for over 11 years! What luck to land amongst friends at Deneen Pottery. I love cheerleading our awesome staff, helping customers with billing questions and energizing the office with my dance moves. My current favorites are: riding my bike on the Midtown Greenway, eating popcorn and strolling around Lake of the Isles!

Annie Deneen


Kristen Adam

Executive Assistant – Customer Service

I enjoy helping people, especially customers, and I am a type ‘A’ person so Niles is extremely lucky to have me. Time off is just as fun – going for bike rides, walks, and helping my husband brew beer… Le Petit Saison is my favorite.

Texas Teena

Art Director

I love doing the drawings and making them GREAT. Give me a hula hoop and some open space and look out. My family is very important to me especially my mom, Elaine, who is back in Texas. I am an artist in my own right and love creating my own work each and everyday.

Emily McDaniel

Marketing and Design Lead

I love all things DESIGN! I especially enjoy sketching with my trusty pencil and watercolors. When I’m not busy hand-lettering in my sketchbook, you can usually find me training for my next triathlon or indulging in a Harry Potter marathon.


The Shop Dog – Minigolden Doodle

Nothing makes me happier than getting to greet people when they come to visit us! I’ve got a pretty sweet set up in the office – my own leather chair to sit on, and a custom doggie dish with my name on it. When you come please bring me a treat, I love treats!

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