Bianca Dupuis is the owner of The Broken Mold, part studio, part retail store, in a block of artists’ shops on River Street in downtown Troy. Born and raised in Cambridge, N.Y., she attended Hobart and William Smith College, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then headed to RPI in Troy, where she played sports while earning a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology. After graduation, Dupuis began a full-time job working in her field
Dupuis had taken interest in a pottery class in high school, so she signed up for lessons locally. She was instantly hooked. Working out of her kitchen, Dupuis began making mugs, bowls and vases, taking them on the road to sell at craft fairs around the Northeast.
Dupuis teaches pottery throughout the year in her work area. One of her true joys is teaching, including private classes, group classes through the Arts Center in Troy, and working with people with developmental disabilities through a Troy nonprofit agency.