About Us

Kim Fritts and Stephanie Cohen founded Ash & Griffin in 1998. The name and logo came from the personal devices that Steph and Kim have in the Society of Creative Anachronism, a medieval recreation organization to which they belong. Kim’s device is the ash leaf, and Steph’s is the griffin. Mary Henderson joined the duo in 1999.

While based in St. Louis, MO, Ash & Griffin potters participate in shows across the country each year. Please look at the show schedule for locations near you.

Kim Fritts

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Stephanie Cohen

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Mary Henderson

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BFA, Washington U. in St. Louis

Well known for her whimsical works drawn from folk tales, science fiction and fantasy.

Studio pottery, teaches pottery at Craft Alliance

BFA, Grinnell College

MFA, Fontbonne University (Ceramics)

Specializes in historic and historically-inspired wares, as well as whimsical plates and small sculptural items.

SCA name:
Olga Belobashnina Cherepanov

BFA, SIU-Edwardsville

BA, Beloit College (anthropology)

Inspired by antiquity and multicultural aesthetics.

Studio pottery, teaches pottery at Craft Alliance

Kim Fritts Stephanie Cohen Mary Henderson