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  • CAMILLA ASCHER earned a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2012 and completed a Certificate of Ceramics in 2013. Cami has worked as a classroom & studio intern and instructor with Baltimore Clayworks for the 2014-15 year. She has completed visiting artist-residency at Tainan National University for the Arts, Taiwan R.O.C. in 2016. Her functional work has been exhibited in CraftBoston as well as the Post Bacc Show at UMass Dartmouth. She has completed summer residencies and attended workshops at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (ME) and Peter’s Valley School of Craft (NJ).

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  • DEBORAH BEDWELL is one of the founding artists of Baltimore Clayworks and led the organization as the founding Executive Director from 1980-2011.  Beginning in 2012 Deborah was elected NCECA President Elect. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Berea College (KY), a master’s degree from Towson State University (MD), and studied arts management at U. Mass. Amherst. She has received much acclaim for her success in creating Clayworks’ community arts programs, which has made the arts accessible to underserved individuals throughout Baltimore and the region.  Her extensive knowledge of contemporary ceramics has taken her throughout the US and abroad where she has served as a panelist, curator, lecturer and workshop presenter.  In addition she is an accomplished potter who continues to exhibit her clay work both locally and nationally. In the 1st quarter of 2013 she worked as artist-in-residence at Tainan National University for the Arts in Tainan, Taiwan ROC.

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  • PATTY BILBRO graduated from Haywood Community College Clay Production Program and completed her BA in Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.  Prior to relocating to Baltimore, Patty worked as a resident artist and instructor at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in NC from 2008-2010.   Patty’s background in psychology combined with her love of illustration, subtlety, and humor provides an endless inspiration for her narrative functional pottery. Additional information and images of her current work are available at:  www.pattybilbrofoxfirepottery.com    

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  • RICK BISGYER crafts porcelain pottery with curving sails as a central motif in many of his pieces.  Inspired by his love of sailing and boats, Rick’s pottery is a reflection of his life on the Chesapeake Bay and his Eastern Shore studio, where he creates vessels, bowls, bottles, and other works in the blues and greens of seascapes. Rick started teaching pottery technique to his classmates after building the first pottery wheel at his High School in the 1970s. That love of teaching has carried through his life, earning him a Bachelor of Science in Education and teaching positions in a variety of settings including Baltimore Clayworks where he is starting his 4th season. Rick has been a full time ceramic artist working in porcelain for the past 12 years striving so that others may find pleasure in the beauty, harmony, and fluidity of his work.

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  • BRAD BLAIR is a Maryland native who recently earned his MFA from Florida State University in the spring of 2014. Prior to moving to Tallahassee, Florida, he gained a B.S. Degree in Fine Arts, with a focus in Ceramics, from Towson University in 2009. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Brad also interned, taught children's classes, and was the 2010 Summer Camp Coordinator at Baltimore Clayworks. Currently Brad works as the Chesapeake Gallery Coordinator at Harford Community College and will be adjunct teaching at Towson University beginning in the fall of 2016. His unworldly artwork stems from interests in the biological sciences, cryptozoology, the future of genetic engineering, and the unknown. Brad’s work has been exhibited nationally and you may learn more through his web-site www.bradblairceramics.com

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  • MARY K. CLOONAN was born and raised in western New York state, receiving a BS in education from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She then went East to earn her MFA in ceramics from Syracuse University.  She has since headed south to become a resident artist and teacher at Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland. National and international art journals have published articles she has written, as well as those written about her own work. Her work has been exhibited around the country and is in many private collections.  Most artists have a touchstone of artistic epiphany; she blames that salty Play-Doh.

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  • JIM DUGAN received a BS in art education from California University of PA in 1999. Since that time he has worked as the studio manager at Touchstone Center for Crafts, as the kiln technician at Vermont Clay Studio as and resident artist of Baltimore Clayworks where he also managed the Noborigama kiln for more than 10 years during which time he oversaw more than 300 community firings.  Since his arrival at Clayworks Jim has taught a variety of classes and introduced scores of students to the communal fun and magic of firing atmospheric wood and salt kiln.

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  • PEGGY FOWLER is one of the newest members of the Clayworks community, becoming a resident artist in the fall of 2007.  Her small scale sculptural vessels are inspired by her observations of nature found in the Maryland landscape, her garden and the local farmer’s market.  Her work has been featured in regional and national exhibitions and she recently received a purchase award in the 2008 International Orton Cone Box Show hosted by Baker University in Baldwin, KS.

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  • YOSHI FUJII is currently a resident artist and was the recipient of the 2008–09 Lormina Salter Fellowship.  Yoshi received his B.F.A from University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 and his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2008.  His interest is in wheel-thrown porcelain utilitarian and sculptural work.  His current work and additional information are available at: www.yoshifujii.com

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  • MATT HYLECK received a BFA from Xavier University in 1997. He is currently a resident artist and instructor at Baltimore Clayworks whose outstanding functional pottery has earned recognition by the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship award in Craft in 2005, 2007 and 2011.  He has completed visiting artist-residencies at Tainan National University for the Arts, Taiwan R.O.C. in 2005, Ohio University’s Woodfire Symposium in 2010 and Watershed Craft Center’s summer 2012 AIA residency.  He serves as the director of education for Baltimore Clayworks Mt. Washington campus, a position he has held since October 2000.  You may view his recent work at www.matthewhyleck.com   

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  • MATTHEW KATZ is a ceramic artist, engineer, and all around ceramic materials nerd. Katz received his B.F.A. from Alfred University and his M.F.A. from The University of Colorado-Boulder, in ceramic art. Katz worked as a research scientist in the ceramic engineering department of Alfred University for 15 years, studying how ceramic science applies to artists. For the last 14 years Katz has taught glaze and clay science at Alfred University. When not out researching and teaching about glazes and clays or fixing the worlds glaze flaws, Katz enjoys flying commercial aircraft, calculating Pi out to the millionth place, being a free diving world champion, and dreaming about all the thing he would be doing instead of having another conversation with his four year old son about which is is favorite Dinosaur... It is the Ankylosaur, if you were wondering. 

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  • KATHERINE LEE received a B.F.A. from Arizona State University. She relocated to Baltimore to join Clayworks in 2013 as a studio intern where she has gained experience teaching both children’s and adult ceramics classes. 

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RACHEL LUNDAK was born in the mountains of North-East Arizona in the small town of Lakeside. She received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati – DAAP in April of 2014, specializing in ceramics and sculpture. In 2010 she received her BFA from Alfred University. Rachel has shown her work nationally and internationally and recently attended a prestigious ceramic residency in Jingdezhen, China. She is currently an active member of the art community in Baltimore and lives in White Marsh, MD with her husband and their dog. You can view her work at rachellundak.com

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  • LYNNE MOLNER has been a hands-on, art lover and teacher for over 30 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University and Master’s in Science, majoring in Clinical Psychology, from Loyola University. Lynne started her ceramics education at Baltimore Clayworks, expanding her skill-set through a variety of workshops with master potters at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Maine) and Penland School of Crafts (North Carolina). Her current body of work combines intuitive, expressive and incised paintings of familiar imagery on to utilitarian ceramics. She strives to imbue a personal quality of playfulness on to pots made for everyday use. Her instruction focuses on knowledge of fundamentals and inspired craftsmanship that encourages the use of student’s creative imagination. Lynne’s classes engage students in bringing a light-hearted attitude to their creative endeavors.

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  • ANTOINETTE NERO received a B.F.A. in ceramic arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. She is an active artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She has exhibited work in juried and invitational exhibitions in the Baltimore region. She is well versed on the potter’s wheel while exploring a diverse range of  finishing techniques including but not limited to low temperature pit fire and saggar as well as high temperature wood-firing. Antoinette will be teaching both children’s and adult ceramics classes. Learn more about her work at http://cargocollective.com/antoinettenero

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  • SHAWNA PINCUS is a ceramic artist living in Baltimore Maryland with her husband Michael, daughter Amelia and their two cats. She grew up right outside of Philadelphia and attended school at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned a BFA in sculptural studies and continued on to Towson University earning her certification in Art Education. Shawna currently teaches for the Art Education department of Towson University in addition to exhibiting her pottery in various galleries and craft fairs across the country. In 2010 Shawna was awarded “Best of Baltimore” for “Best Locally Made Pottery” by Baltimore Magazine and has been featured in several publications and blogs nationwide. You may visit her website for current exhibitions, publications and images pinkkiss.etsy.com

  • Back to TopKEVIN ROHDE is a resident artist with Baltimore Clayworks and recipient of the 2013-14 Lormina Salter Fellowship. Kevin received his B.A. from Keystone College in 2007 and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He recently completed a Fogelberg Fellowship at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN where he was the instructor of several figurative sculpting courses. Kevin’s figurative Sculpture addresses the individual’s relationship to culture though their postures, expressions, and surface applications. Learn more about Kevin and his work at www.rohdeworks.com Back to Top
  • VOLKER SCHOENFLIESS is one of the founding member artists of Baltimore Clayworks and he is a graduate of Towson University.  In addition to being an instructor with Clayworks for 29 years Volker is an instructor at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the JCC at Owings Mills.  His narrative figurative ceramic work illustrates a wry sense of humor and whimsical take on human nature.

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    DAN SCULLY received a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015. He worked as the Noborigama assistant with Baltimore Clayworks in 2015-2016.  Dan is a woodfire potter grounded in the belief that pottery has the potential to play an integral part in our daily lives as they reveal a rich story unique to their journey through the flame.

    GARY SLAVINSKY holds a BFA from Alfred University in New York and an MFA from MICA in Baltimore.  Gary has been an advanced level student with Clayworks since the spring of 2006 as he continues to explore and refine his wheel thrown ceramics.  Gary’s teaching experience ranges from instructing college level ceramics foundations to working with pre-school to first grade level students.  He is currently working for Johns Hopkins University leading the functional development of an online registration system and conducting software training sessions.  

    MISSY STEELE joined Baltimore Clayworks in 2014-2015 as the 1st recipient of our Margie and Tom Pozefsky Fellowship. This new fellowship opportunity provides an artist: a studio, materials/living stipend, mentor and international travel for workshops. Missy completed a BFA in Ceramics from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. Beginning in 2006-2012 Missy gained extensive experience teaching and managing children’s ceramic programming for Shady Side Academy Camp Ren, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Boyd Community Center and Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Steele’s functional ceramics emphasize and celebrate function while providing a canvas for whimsical, humorous and despairingly dark carving based on observed social behavior.

    JEREMY WALLACE is a current resident artist with Baltimore Clayworks and was the 2014-2015 Lormina Salter Fellowship artist. In 2016 Jeremy was featured as an Emerging Artist in the May issue of Ceramics Monthly. He earned his BFA with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin Superior in the fall of 2009.  A native of Minnesota, he has worked as an artist-in-residence at St. Petersburg Clay Company for 2013-14 and instructor at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg FL.  He began work as the Noborigama assistant with Baltimore Clayworks in 2011-2013.  Jeremy’s functional and sculptural vessels explore expression through line, texture and movement.
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  • SAM WALLACE is a traditional Jamaican potter who became a resident artist and kiln technician for Baltimore Clayworks in 1993. His work has been featured in numerous regional and national exhibitions as well as being a featured demonstrator for the 1995 National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts conference. Sam continues to teach and exhibit his work primarily through a wide range of artist residencies throughout Baltimore City, surrounding counties and the neighboring mid-Atlantic region including New Hampshire, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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    TRAVIS WINTERS is the 2015-16 Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist at Baltimore Clayworks.  Working primarily with animals and figures, he creates a visceral experience for the viewer by meticulously crafting characters that evoke narrative and the sense of touch.  A MFA graduate from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Winters exhibits work nationally and has shown at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD, The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, The Kirkland Arts Center in Kirkland, WA, The Ceramics Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, and more. Travis was a Kiln God Summer Resident at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in New Castle, ME, a Short-Term Resident Artist at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT and resident artist at Odyssey Clayworks in Asheville, NC. Follow Travis at http://traviswinters.blogspot.com

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    ALISON HATFIELD YOUNG received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute of Ceramic Arts in 2013. She has participated in artist-residencies at the Vallauris Institute of Art in France and C.R.E.T.A. Rome in Italy in the fall of 2013. Alison has worked tirelessly to construct and manage Baltimore Clayworks summer camp programming for 2013 and 2014.

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