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Ben Krupka is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA. He received his MFA from Utah State University and BFA from Frostburg State University, MD. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and resident artist and fellow at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. His work and articles have been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated as well as multiple books. Ben maintains a studio in Great Barrington, MA and exhibits his work nationwide at numerous galleries and art centers.

Chris Campbell has been a Studio Potter in Raleigh, NC since 1991. Her career in color began after she attended a workshop taught by Jane Peiser, a famous North Carolina colored clay artist. For over 25 years she has been creating her work using her own custom colored porcelain. Her experiments with color blending, hand building techniques and pattern making have defined her style. Her Artwork is included in the collections of the SAS Institute, North Carolina State University and “Clayworks” Australia.

See more at www.ccpottery.com.

Dmitri Wright is the Master Artist/Instructor for Weir Farm National Historic Site, the National Park dedicated to American Impressionism. Wright, in the tradition of John Henry Twachtman founder of the Cos Cob Art Colony, is the first artist-in-residence instructing and lecturing at the Greenwich Historic Society, the birthplace of American Impressionism.  He instructs at Silvermine Art School and privately. In the U.S. and Europe he gives workshops and museum tours on ‘How to be an Impressionist’ in addition to being a judge for art shows. Wright’s most recent solo exhibition was at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, Fall 2017.

See more at www.dmitriwright.com

Doug Peltzman is a full time studio potter residing in Shokan, New York, a small town nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Peltzman studied painting at SVA and Pratt and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz in 2005.  In 2010 he received his Master of Fine Arts from Penn State.  He is a founding member of the Hudson Valley Pottery Tour, his pots can be found in homes & kitchens across the U.S.

See more at www.dougpeltzman.com

Ellen Shankin has been a studio potter in the mountains of Virginia since 1977. She received her B.F.A. with honors from the N.Y. State School of Ceramics at Alfred. Recipient of a 1990 National Endowment Visual Arts Fellowship Grant, and a 2001 Virginia Museum Grant, she exhibits her work nationally and has pieces in the collections of numerous Museums, including the International Museum of Ceramics at Alfred, The Mint Museum, The Taubman Museum, The Crocker and The San Angelo Museum of Art. Her work has appeared in many periodicals and books of Ceramic Art.

See more at www.ellenshankin.com

Harry Kunhardt & Meredith Nichols live and work in West Shokan, NY where they are partners in 28a Clay. They both graduated from Skidmore College and have been firing their work in wood and salt kilns. They create beautiful, thoughtful pots for daily use in the home. Their work can be found in local galleries, and most recently they were in the Philadelphia Museum Art/Craft Show as noted “Emerging Artists.”

See more at www.28aClay.com.

Jack Troy is a potter, teacher, and writer, from Huntingdon, PA. He has taught more than 250 workshops in the U. S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, and Great Britain. This past year he taught at Union University, Jackson, TN; Olympic College, Bremerton, WA; Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego, OR; and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME, and at an international ceramics conference in Gulgong, Australia.He received the 2017 Watershed Legends Award.

See more at www.jacktroy.net

Laura Pierce was taught by Master Weaver Norma Ingles and has been weaving for 30 years. Inspired by nature, Laura enjoys weaving household textiles and wearables in a variety of fibers and sharing her knowledge with others.

Linda Schultz has an MS in Art Education, a Certificate of Completion from the prestigious Art Farm Gallery for Studies in Chinese Brush Painting. She has studied with Professor I-Hsuing Ju and Leigh Wen for more than 20 years. She has further studied Chinese Brush Painting with master painters in the city of Jan Ying, China. Her work is in many private collections and galleries. Linda teaches Chinese Brush painting privately and has given numerous demonstrations.

Maryanne White became interested in ceramics while pursuing her BA and MA from SUNY Binghamton in Art History and Anthropology. She has been an adjunct ceramic instructor at SUNY Broome and the Clay Studio Manager/Instructor at Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton, NY, for the past 20 years. As a studio potter for 40 years, her pieces continue to show the influence of these beautiful classical forms. Her work has been exhibited in juried art shows througout the Northeast and can be found in many shops & galleries.

Nancy Getzke is an experienced quilter for 40 years and has enjoyed sharing the art of quilting for several years. She has created quilts and taught classes at The Patchwork Company, Windham NY, but her passion is sharing her love of Quilting along with finding “Peace in Piecing” at Christian Woman Retreats. She has recently moved out of the area but has already found a new audience in the New York Southern Tier Area to share her love of quilting.

Danell Quick, experienced quilter of many years, specializes in unique embellishment and custom quilting of her projects.

Susan Beecher is a nationally recognized studio potter whose work has appeared in more than 80 national juried shows over the past 27 years. She has taught workshops and weekly classes at art centers throughout the Northeast, Florida and California.  Her work has appeared in many articles and 8 books. A book exploring her work was published by Catskill Press: Susan Beecher: Wood Fired Pottery.

See more at www.susanbeecherpottery.com.

Susan Bogen is a Studio Potter maintaining studios in NJ and the Catskill Mountains. She has taught ceramics at The Art School at the Old Church, Demarest, NJ for over 15 years. Susan works in both porcelain and stoneware. She has exhibited in various national juried shows. Her work is currently in many galleries and shops.

Tania Kravath works in clay and bronze and exhibits at the Ceres Gallery in New York City. She maintains studios in Manhattan and in West Hurley, NY.  She was an art educator in New York City for 30 years. Most of her work is wood-fired and explores the connection between form and emotion and explores themes of relationship and community.

See more at www.ceresgallery.com