The mayware story


It all started when...

Carole and Jeffrey met in the Spring of 2011 in Ojai, CA. At the time, Jeffrey was working under potter, Frank Masserella of the Firehouse Studio where he learned to perfect his craft. Jeffrey and Carole spent the following year in San Francisco and Berkeley where Jeffrey was a member of the Potter's Studio and Carole began to establish their first wholesale accounts around the beloved Mission District. Soon thereafter, opportunity took the couple to Arizona where they officially launched Mayware Ceramics in January of 2014. 

In 2018, the Mayware family relocated back to Ojai, CA to team back up with Frank Massarella. Together, they are launching the Massarella + Mayware Clay School and Gallery, featuring Frank Massarellawhere they will collectively be teaching classes and further building their clay community on the outskirts of dreamy Ojai, CA.