Gustavo and Vanessa met at MassArt where they both got their BFA in Ceramics. Though they had a couple classes together throughout the first few years, it wasn't until they signed up as co-presidents of Clay 4 Change that they became close friends. From that point on, they were partners in crime.
In 2017, they brought their dream of having a studio to life. With
the help of a crowd-funding campaign, they raised almost $7,000 to renovate a garage space--what is now Dirty E Studios! Since then, many events have taken place there: studio sales, an open house, classes, workshops--and even their wedding in August 2019!