Creative Hands Gallery

Naomi Epstein Centeno

Pedro and Naomi Centeno

Naomi and Pedro Centeno operate JunkPot Studio located in the historical Farmington Valley Art Center in Avon, Connecticut. They create work that is inspired by their love of vintage and industrial design. 

Naomi and Pedro first met in the ceramics studio at Central Connecticut State University, where Pedro was pursuing a degree in ceramics and Naomi a degree in art education.  They went their separate ways, but reconnected years later, got married, and have recently joined creative forces.  Pedro loves to build and make forms, while Naomi loves to draw and paint.  It has been a collaborative adventure and they look forward to seeing where it takes them.

One of our goals for JunkPot Studio is to make it a place for everyone to get creative, as well as for us. We offer private and small group lessons in wheel throwing and hand building. 

All of our pieces are hand thrown, built, carved and painted.  They are high fired and most are food, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Pedro Centeno