Malea Rhodes is a southern transplant to New England. She graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina with a BFA in ceramics and a strong focus on surface design. Five years ago when she started working at WEBS, one of her coworkers (Gail, the Kangaroo Dyer) suggested making something that would bring her love of fiber and pottery together. She began making buttons that turned out to be a huge hit! When not at WEBS she spends most of her time roller skating or in her downtown Northampton studio working on her own line of pottery.