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Adero Willard is an artist and educator living in Western Massachusetts. She received a BFA at Alfred University in 1995 and MFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006. She completed a one-year residency at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. Nationally and internationally, Adero has exhibited work in solo and group galleries, craft shows, and pottery invitationals. Her work has been featured in a number of publications and books on ceramics.

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Brenda Quinn creates decorative functional pottery using mid-range porcelain. Combining a variety of building processes, both wheel-thrown and handbuilt, she works to create forms embedded with the history of the processes used to make them. She received her BFA in ceramics from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She maintains a studio in Ossining, NY and shows her work at various venues across the country.

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Bruce Dehnert received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana and his MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. He has taught at Hunter College, Parsons School of Art and Design, The School of Art [New Zealand], University Malaysia Sarawak, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His work is held in a number of museums and collections including The Crocker Museum, the Yixing Museum of Ceramic Art, The New Dowse Museum, The Liling Museum of Ceramic Art, The New Museum, and The White House. Dehnert remains active as a writer and has written a number of forewords for exhibition catalogs and books, including Woodfired Pottery: Susan Beecher. He is currently writing a biography of Japanese artist, Takeshi Yasuda. In 2016, Bruce was named a Fellow to the International Academy of Ceramics. Currently he is Head of Ceramics at Peters Valley School for Crafts in Layton, New Jersey.

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Cynthia Fisher has been creating mosaics since 2000. Formerly a children’s book illustrator, she found the allure of the mosaic medium irresistible, and established her studio BIG BANG MOSAICS in rural western MA. Her award winning work can be found in both public and private settings nationwide.

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Jeff Shapiro was born in the Bronx, NY in 1949. He presently works and lives in upstate NY with his wife Hinako.  He studied ceramic arts while living in Japan for 9 years from 1973-1981. His work has been exhibited internationally in: Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, England, and Japan. His work can be found in numerous Museum collections including: The Carlo Zauli Museum, Faenza, Italy, The Massachusetts Museum of Fine Art, Boston MA, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA. He has given workshops and seminars in many countries around the world, and has built 2 wood fire kilns in Italy.

See more at jeffshapiroceramics.com


Kenyon Hansen is a full-time studio potter in Dollar Bay, Michigan. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. In 2013 he was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly. Kenyon has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Greenwich House Pottery in New York City. He has led workshops at numerous universities and art centers throughout the country. His pottery has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in homes all over the world. Currently, Kenyon is a visiting artist at Finlandia University.

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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 and a Certificate of Completion from the prestigious Art Farm Gallery for Studies in Chinese Brush Painting. She has studied with Professor I-Hsuiing 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.


Lindsay Oesterritter is currently a full-time studio potter in Manassas, Virginia. She is also a Co-Founder and Organizer of  Clay Week, member & Co-Founder of Objective Clay, two online organizations aimed at building and educating the ceramics community. She is an active board member of Studio Potter & co-organizer of Southern Crossing Pottery Festival held in Louisville KY. In 2020 she published her first book, Mastering Kilns & Firing. She earned her MFA from Utah State University in Logan Utah. She held the position of Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Western Kentucky University & earned Associate Professor in 2015. Lindsay had the fortune to be a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg and in Australia at Strathnairn Arts Association. She has had the opportunity to lead workshops, curate exhibitions, lecture and exhibit nationally and internationally and is continually inspired by the craft community.

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Max Seinfeld is the Director of Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts, & a studio artist in CT. In 2014 he received his BFA from the University of Hartford. Max continues to exhibit and teach private lessons, workshops, nationally as well as internationally.

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Michael Kline is a full time studio potter from Bakersville, North Carolina. He received his BFA from the University of Tennessee/Knoxville and was artist in residence at the Penland School of Crafts from 1998-2001. Michael’s work is in the collections of several museums, including The Gregg Museum in Raleigh, NC. He is married to goldsmith, Stacey Lane.

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Shanna Fliegel grew up in New Jersey & attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where she earned her BFA. ​Shortly after graduating, she accepted a year-long residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA. ​She has since worked as a resident assistant at Greenwich House Pottery in the West Village; received her MFA at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL in 2008; worked in many different facets at the Clay Art Center in NY; was awarded a summer residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; and soon accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Art/Ceramics at Montana State University in Billings, Montana. Since has transitioned to teaching ceramics and sculpture at Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA.

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Stephanie Lanter has been a maker and educator working in clay, fiber, mixed media and words since 2000. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Hartford Art School in Connecticut, after teaching at Emporia State, Washburn, and Wichita State Universities in Kansas for 15 years. She has been awarded an extensive amount of artist residencies across the nation and is a proud contributor to ArtAxis and NCECA. She received her MFA from Ohio University (Athens) and BA from Xavier University (Cincinnati).

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Susan Beecher is a nationally recognized studio potter whose work has appeared in more than 80 national juried shows over the past 28 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 eight 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.

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Teresa Curtiss has enjoyed fiber arts from an early age. Mostly self taught, she has honed her craft by taking workshops and classes locally.  Teresa has a natural gift for all things fiber. From raising a German angora rabbit, carding, spinning, dying and ultimately weaving. She enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge with others and has previously taught at the Primrose Hill School and Olive Free Library.


Vince Pitelka has been professionally involved in ceramics for over forty years and completed his MFA in ceramics at UMass-Amherst. Vince has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University, North Dakota State University, and from 1994-2018 at Tennessee Technological University’s Appalachian Center for Craft, where he was Professor of Art and Head of the Clay Program. Recent work includes slab and coil-built vessels employing impressed pattern and texture reinterpreting traditional utilitarian and industrial storage and pouring vessels. Vince is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and has exhibited work and taught workshops throughout the US and internationally. The completely re-written second edition of his book Clay: A Studio Handbook was published in 2016 by the American Ceramic Society.

See more at vincepitelka.com