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2015 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellow

Robert Brady and Sandy SimonThe Bray is pleased to have California based artsts and gallerists Robert Brady and Sandy Simon as the 2015 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellows. Brady and Simon spent the month of August 2015 at the Bray. During which they had an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience as well as gain new ones.

Robert Brady has lectured and taught workshops nationally and internationally and was a professor of art at California State University, Sacramento, for 33 years. In addition to being widely exhibited in galleries across the country, his works can be found in public collections at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, di Rosa Preserve in Napa, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Art.

Sandy Simon is a studio potter who opened TRAX Gallery in Berkeley, California, in 1994. Simon was a student at the University of Minnesota in the late 1960s, studying under Warren MacKenzie and Curt Hoard. She has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, Purdue University, the University of Indiana in Bloomington, the Appalachian Center for Crafts and at more than 100 workshops nationwide and abroad. She has been called one of the all-time best potters in America today.

Robert Brady

Robert Brady
Language Series, 2011
ceramic, glaze

Sandy Simon

Sandy Simon
porcelain, string, seed, nichrome wire

The Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship was created in memory of the renowned ceramic artist, Peter Voulkos. His family and friends established the Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation to invite a distinguished artist to work at the Bray each year. Peter Voulkos taught by example, working alongside other artists in the studio, fostering artistic exchange and dialogue, and nurturing mutual respect. In the same spirit, the Voulkos Fellow is invited to work in an environment that encourages interaction among the artists and the Bray community.