Welcome to the Fire Factory!

Fire Factory was founded by artist Leslie Macklin in 2012 as a custom ceramic fabrication shop in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Since its creation, the Factory has expanded to include a pottery production studio and has moved to a new home in the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.

Leslie Macklin grew up in Southern Missouri and received a BFA in ceramics from Webster University in St. Louis and a MFA at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. When not in the studio or teaching you find her in the kitchen, creating and testing experimental popcorn flavors or outside, playing ball with her dogs Ruffles and Rockstar.