Our Team


Joy Key | Executive Director

Joy holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from The Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Lee University, along with a Bachelors in English from Milligan College. A native of southeast Tennessee, she loves working in Chattanooga supporting the arts and local artists. Before coming to SCCA, she spent over 10 years in nonprofit education and leadership in a public library, academic library, national museum, Smithsonian Institution, local history museum, and university instruction. She continues to teach Museum Studies at Lee University. Her passion is working with artists to help them be successful and share their skills with others through both production and education. Joy lives in Cleveland, TN with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.


Emily Lloyd | Studio Manager

Emily has been the Studio Manager of SCCA since November 2018 and helps keep the studio running efficiently and effectively. Prior to holding this position, Emily has been a Studio Assistant at SCCA starting in August 2018 and an active member of the studio since September 2017. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations from Auburn University, and completed an internship with Annie Hanks Ceramics in Chattanooga in the Fall of 2017. This internship is where she learned the basics of clay and how a studio functions well. Armed with her marketing experience and love of ceramic arts, Emily’s goal is to continue to cultivate an open and collaborative community within Scenic City Clay Arts.

Marialice Hatch | Studio Assistant

Erica Phifer | Studio Assistant

Board of Directors

Mignonne Pearson - Board Chair
Lolly Durant - Secretary
Matthew Ferguson - Treasurer
Zachary Ridder
Kathy Lennon
Alex Quarles
Kathi Grant Willis