Teachers

Pam Westbrook

Pam Westbrook

Founder of the Journey Lab

Pam is the founder of The Journey Lab, which is her own personal studio.  For a number of years she has been using this space to share her insights on creativity with small groups.  She believes that the simple act of intuitively creating, can be revolutionary and life changing.  Pam is a composer, a composer of materials, objects and colors.  In her own work she seeks to let her soul guide her vision and process.  The results are compelling images expressing emotions, whimsy and elemental truths.

True to her giving spirit, Pam has opened her studio to a few close friends who also wished to teach.  Her aim is to help open doors for others in the community seek their own creative gifts.

Leslie Hite

Leslie Hite

Leslie Hite is a Louisiana artist specializing in Pencil work and oil painting with a focus on portraiture.  Bolstered by a 30-year career as an art teacher, her skills range from drawing and painting to pottery, clay sculpture, jewelry, felt work, ceramics and more.

Leslie received her degree in Fine Arts and Art Education from LSU and enjoys living in Baton Rouge creating art with her husband, Bill Hite.

Elaine Carroll

Elaine Carroll

Elaine Carroll has been creating all of her life.  For many years her artistic outlets were sewing, quilting and a bit painting.  While in college she went looking for a department with sewing machines and that lead to her obtaining a BS in Apparel Design in 1997.  While working on her degree, she discovered the Ceramics Department and fell in love with clay.  She has been working in this medium ever since, but devoted herself to clay following her retirement in 2013.  Elaine and her cat live contentedly in her small condo with her potters wheel and kiln.

Guest Teachers

Becky  Gottsegen

Becky Gottsegen

Becky Gottsegen is a Baton Rouge native. In the first phase of her creative journey she was an award-winning graphic designer in New Orleans. During her time there, Becky owned a high end furniture gallery and went on to work on a number of construction and design projects. Eventually though, she decided to pursue her long held interest in clay. Following hurricane Katrina Becky and her husband returned to Baton Rouge. Since then, she has worked hard at her craft and traveled, studying under some of the top figurative ceramic artists in the country. We are very pleased that she is sharing her talents at the Journey Lab.

The Journey Lab     731 Franklin St.  Baton Rouge, Louisiana