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Keiko studied pottery in Mashiko, Japan and received her BFA at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. She has had numerous solo exhibits in Japan. Keiko teaches "Cone 6 with Keiko" and "East Meets West".


Georgia has been making pots and teaching for over 25 years. She has studied at Haystack and apprenticed and worked at Scargo Pottery, Dennis, MA, and was a porcelain consultant for Dansk. Georgia teaches "The Wheel Beginning and beyond" and "Fine Tuned Wheel."


Mari received her MFA from Tyler Scool of Art in Philadelphia. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan. She teaches ceramic classes to adults and children all over the region. She is a ceramic sculptor. Mari teaches regular special topics classes.


Cory received his BFA from Utah State University. Immediately following his education, he was Studio Technician job for Bard College at Simons Rock in Massachusetts. There he taught ceramic classes to children and adults throughout the community. Prior to his Clay Art Center residency, he spent a year at the Cub Creek Foundation where he was inspired by the beautiful surroundings and use of the native clay. Following his residency at CAC, Cory spent 6 months teaching at Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry India. Cory returns to CAC in September as the studio Manager and the instructor of "Clay Continued."


Jeanne was trained as an apprentice in Japan and received her MA from UC Berkeley in East Asian Studies. Her MA thesis compared the ceramics traditions of Bizen and Hagi. She has also published both translations and original articles on Japanese ceramics. She has taught children and adults in California, Hong Kong, and New York and has shown her work in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York. Having her hands in clay makes Jeanne's life happy. Jeanne teaches "Form Meets Function" and private lessons.


Caitlin earned a BFA in Printmaking and Ceramics from the Hartford Art School and a Masters degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2007. Caitlin went on to work as an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. Caitlin was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Visual Arts at the Penn State University Park Campus before coming to the Clay Art Center as an Artist in Residence and Barbara Rittenberg Fellow from 2010-2012. Presently, Caitlin is the Program Manager at the Clay Art Center and teaches "Drawing for the Clay Artist."


Reena had a corporate career before she entered the field of ceramics. She studied ceramics with Judith Weber of New Rochelle before setting up her own studio in 1989, making functional porcelain and stoneware pottery. Attending Penland School of Crafts for summer workshops, ignited her life long love for clay. As the founding Director of the Clay Art Center, Reena has strived to juggle her time between making pots and at same time, nurturing the programs and people who walk through its doors. She has exhibited her work at craft shows, galleries and shows all over the US. She loves teaching and watching her students grow artistically. She has taught the Friday morning Advanced Wheel Throwing class for several years and will continue to do so this year.


Denis is a Croatian ceramic artist and exhibits internationally. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from the University in Rijeka, Croatia. In addition to teaching our famous raku workshops in the fall and spring, she also teaches both adult and children’s classes at CAC and co-owns a yoga studio in Queens, NY where she is also a yoga instructor.


Harriet received her B.A. from Ottawa University and M.A. from New York University. Influenced by many years of living, working, and traveling in the Far East, Korea, and Japan in particular, she is also influenced by African art and many contemporary American ceramics artists. Harriet teaches on Monday and Thursday evenings.


An integral part of our community and teaching staff in 2012-13, Kelsey will be staying on as a part of CAC this year. Kelsey received his BFA from the University of Montana and plans to apply for graduate school with the body of work he creates during his time at CAC. Originally from Southeast Idaho, KELSEY DUNCAN received his Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Montana. Following his education he built a studio at his home in Missoula, Montana where he worked full time as a studio artist. Kelsey will be teaching Beginners and beyond and Sculpting From Life this Fall.


Joining us from Columbus, OH, Lindsay completed a BFA in Art & Design from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Lindsay has been a summer intern Anderson Ranch Art Center and an artist-in-residence at Ashland University. Lindsay completed her MFA Ohio State University, following her thesis research to England, visiting the Wedgwood Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Brighton Palace. Lindsay will be teaching Ornamental Surface, and Beginners and Beyond this Fall.


RON GEIBEL grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2007, he received a BFA in ceramics as well as an Art Education Certification from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He has been an artist in residence at Red Lodge Clay Center and The Chautauqua Institution's School of Art. Geibel received his MFA from The University of Montana this past spring, and will be teaching Power in Numbers and Built by Hand this Fall term.

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