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20122012Linda Arbuckle trained in arts and ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a BFA and MFA in ceramics. A professor in ceramics at the University of Florida School of Art + Art History, she is active in the field, exhibiting her work, connecting with other clay artists and presenting workshops. For helpful technical information and more images of Arbuckle’s work visit her website at lindaarbuckle.com.


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20122012Nancy Blum worked sculpturally in clay for many years before transitioning this practice towards public art and working in a large range of materials. Her obsessive botanical compositions on paper inform her sculptural work, and she could be seen as a maximalist to Staley’s minimalism. Blum received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and her work is in many collections across the United States. To view more of Blum's work visit her website at www.nancyblum.com.

 

 

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20122012Matt Kelleher is currently a working potter in the mountains of western North Carolina. In 2005, he left university teaching to pursue full-time studio work through a residency at Penland School of Crafts. Kelleher has also been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation (1999–2001) and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan (2003). As Kelleher continues his career of investigating soda-fired tableware, his interests have broadened to include sculptural vessels, bird-inspired forms and collaborative work with Shoko Teruyama.


 

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20122012Tony Marsh earned his MFA from Alfred University in New York. He spent three years in Mashiko, Japan, where he apprenticed to potter Tatsuzo Shimaoka, who was designated a Living National Treasure in 1996. Marsh’s ceramic art has been exhibited across the United States, Asia and Europe. Examples of his work may be found in many private and public permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Art & Design in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary International Ceramic Art In Inchon, South Korea, and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. He lives and works in Long Beach, California, where he teaches and is the chair of the ceramic arts program at California State University, Long Beach.



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20122012Chris Staley has been making pots and drawing for most of his life. His clay work has explored both issues of utility and personal expression. The notion that the lives we live inform what we create is at the heart of Staley’s ongoing search for meaning. Staley is a distinguished professor of the ceramic arts at Penn State University and was recently selected to be the Penn State laureate. He received his MFA from Alfred University in New York and has traveled extensively as a visiting artist, from Bezalel Academy in Israel to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. He has received two National Endowment of the Arts grants and two Pennsylvania Council of the Arts grants. His work is in many collections, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, as well as friends’ cupboards. Staley served on the Archie Bray Foundation’s board of directors for nine years and is currently serving on the board of directors at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

 


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20122012Shoko Teruyama grew up in Mishima, Japan. She earned a BA in education and taught elementary school for two years before coming to the United States to study art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997. Teruyama received her MFA in ceramics in 2005 from Wichita State University in Kansas. She finished a three-year residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2008 and is now a studio artist in Marshall, North Carolina.

 

 

 

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Tara Wilson is a studio potter living in Montana City, Montana. Wilson received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Florida. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. She has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States, and her wood-fired utilitarian work has been exhibited internationally.

 

 

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20122012Wanxin Zhang began his art education at an early age. After graduating from college, he established his art career as a metal sculptor in China. He immigrated to the United States to continue his graduate studies in 1992, and in 1996, he received his MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Zhang is well known for his large-scale figurative clay sculpture with an international contemporary perspective. As a studio artist and an educator, Zhang was the first-place recipient of the Virginia A. Groot Foundation grant in 2006 and the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors grant in 2004. Zhang has had many solo museum exhibitions, including at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Fresno Art Museum in California, the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art in Michigan, Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, Holter Museum of Art in Montana and others. Since 2010, Zhang has been a lecturer at the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley. He is currently living and working in San Francisco, California.