Thea Tenenbaum and Raffaele (Lele) Malferrari

Thea Tenenbaum and Raffaele (Lele) Malferrari have been making pottery together for over 35 years. Thea, a native of Boulder, Colorado, studied studio ceramics at Harrow School of Art and Technology in London, where she received her diploma in 1977. Lele is an entirely self-taught artist who grew up in Italy surrounded by many of the forms and colors that he uses in his ceramic designs. Each year Thea and Lele spend several months in their house in the Apennines between Bologna and Florence and invariably come away rested and inspired.

Their studio is in an old goat barn next to the chickens and the big biodynamic garden on the communal farm where they live, ten minutes outside Boulder.