Meet Our Board
As Clay Art Center has grown, so has our board. Meet the board members who are helping to ensure a strong future for the Center.
Judith Weber is a Ceramic Artist, Educator, Artist Loft Developer and Arts Advocate. She has had a lifetime career in ceramic design and production for both “table-top” and architectural tile for residential and commercial installation and is presently teaching both ceramics and mixed media as a way of engaging students of all ages in the creative process. She was co-founder of Media Loft, Westchester’s only live/work condominium established for artists in Westchester County and is an active Arts Advocate and Volunteer Coordinator at ArtsWestchester, an organization dedicated to assuring the arts are accessible to every sector of society; a priority in our schools; where opportunities for artists are plentiful and where public art is a fundamental element in our cityscape.
Carol Chevlowe is the Co-Vice President of Clay Art Center’s Board of Directors, as well as the Chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Governance Committees. Her involvement with Clay Art Center began in 2005 as a student. When CAC became a nonprofit organization in 2007, Carol became involved in fundraising, joining the Development Committee and working on CAC’s Strategic Plan. When she isn’t devoting her time to the work of the Clay Art Center, Carol manages the office of a New York City Marshal. She has lived in Larchmont for twenty years, performing volunteer work in her community, at her children’s schools and at Larchmont Temple.
Bruce Fern has spent the last 25 years as a leader in Management & Leadership Development, Change Leadership, Learning Solutions Development, and Sales Optimization. Prior to joining New York Life as the Corporate Vice President of Leadership Development, Bruce was a leader at IBM in their Global Talent & Change Center of Excellence. Before that, Bruce was the President and Founder of Performance Connections International, a global employee engagement, retention and leadership training and consulting company, and the Executive Vice President of Consulting at Blessing White/MOHR, a sales, service, and leadership training consulting firm.
Earlene Hardie Cox
Earlene Hardie Cox is a sculptural artist at the Clay Art Center where she has had a studio for the past two years. She has been a member of the CAC Board of Directors for 2 years and currently serves as treasurer and as an executive committee member. She is an international tax lawyer and a retired executive with 23 years of corporate business experience.
Rose Foley has been a student at Clay Art Center since 2010. In Rose’s previous life, she worked on Wall Street. In 1993, she became a stay-at-home mom and became a very active volunteer at her children’s schools. Rose co-chaired the Parents Association and numerous fundraising events. She also worked at a non-profit international cultural education organization that offered programs to build bridges between students in the USA and their international peers through the exchange of arts and ideas.
Scott Bedrick has worked in IT for Pfizer Inc for over 35 years. He is currently a member of the Mobile Technologies & Services team. The team focuses on strategic opportunities for ensuring that Pfizer’s clients have access to the mobile technologies that meet their business requirements. The team is responsible for managing and securing the fleet of Pfizer's mobile devices and ensuring that they have access to Pfizer systems, including mail, VPN, file, print, etc. The team is also responsible for publishing mobile applications for all of Pfizer to both the public and internal App Stores for iOS and Android.
Robin Henschel is a clay artist and graduate of The Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is a founder of the Feet of Clay Studio in Brookline, Ma. Upon moving to Rye, NY in 2007 she joined the Clay Art Center as a member artist and joined the board soon thereafter. Her work which is mainly functional sculpture focuses on animal characters and pieces inspired by flora and fauna. She also teaches at the Clay Art Center and shows her work in galleries in NY and the Boston area.
Reena Kashyap had a corporate career before she entered the field of ceramics. As a potter, she set up her own studio in 1989, making functional pottery. She has participated in several regional juried craft shows and group exhibitions. She has participated as a Resident at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Maine. Her work was featured in “500 Cups” published by Lark Books in April 2005. Being passionate about clay, people and the community at large, brought her to a leadership position of serving as the founding Executive Director of the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the ceramic arts through education, exhibitions, artists services and outreach programs. The Westchester Arts Council awarded her the 2004 Community Service Award citing her for being instrumental in providing free ceramic classes to under privileged youths. Her vision of making Clay Art Center a non-profit became a reality in 2006. After 15 years of serving as the Executive Director, she stepped down in 2012 and is now Director Emeritus. She currently serves as a Board Member on of the National Council of the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA), The Marks Project and Clay Art Center. Reena constantly strives to make a difference by sharing her passion for clay by teaching and making pots in her studio.
Katherine Warman Kern
Katherine Warman Kern is a veteran media and marketing executive who is co-founder of COMRADITY, a creative working and meeting place for growth company leaders and learners. As a potter, she continues to grow and learn by practicing imagination, patience, and stepping back to look at ideas from different perspectives.
Robert Klein is a licensed architect specializing in pre-design services. He has practiced in both the United States and The United Kingdom and has traveled extensively throughout the world, with an interest in urban design, planning and the arts. He is actively involved in community service, including serving on the board of Neighbors For Refugees, a Westchester organization supporting the refugee population both locally and abroad.
Sally Ng brings over 20 years of executive experience in strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, and finance, in both the high technology and consumer product industries. Her passion to help others has led her to many volunteer projects and her support of charitable organizations.
Judith S. Schwartz, Ph.D
Judith S. Schwartz, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, New York University Department of Art and Art Professions, Head of Sculpture: Craft Media Area. She is a curator and author of national and international exhibitions and articles on contemporary ceramics, and author of Confrontational Ceramics. She serves on several boards and is currently Vice President of the International Academy of Ceramics. She has been juror and consultant to numerous national and international exhibitions, is an honorary member of NCECA, a J. D. Rockefeller III grantee and received the Everson Museum’s award for excellence, Fulbright to the National School of Art and Design, Dublin, educator of the year award Renwick Museum of Art, and NYCATA/UFT 2017 Higher Ed Art Educator Award.
Robert L. Rattet received his law degree from Emory University. Born and raised in Florida, Mr. Rattet moved to New York in 1970 to accept a position with a local firm. He founded his own firm in April of 1975. Mr. Rattet is admitted to practice in New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Rattet is a long-standing member of numerous bankruptcy associations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Division. He is a licensed real estate broker and was recently certified as a mediator before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
He is the recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Corporations. Reorganization Trustee, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York.
Carole Siegel, Ph.D
Carole Siegel has a Ph.D. in mathematics and has worked in the field of biostatistics for the past 50 years. Her work has applied statistics and mathematics to the field of mental health encompassing clinical and health services research and methodology development in areas from funding issues to cultural competency. She is a research professor at the NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry providing statistical and analytic support to department staff. Her current mathematical interest is in big data analysis in a search for biomarkers of psychiatric disorders. To counter the mind bend of mathematics, she became an amateur ceramicist and has over many years sustained an interest and love for all forms of ceramics. She is a dedicated supporter of the Clay Arts Center and works with them to grow the audience and programs it offers.
Linda Solomon is a strategic and passionate educator with an extensive background in creative sectors, start-up organizations and projects. She's an accomplished communicator of storytelling utilizing social, digital and paper platforms. Her expertise is in devising and customizing innovative learning opportunities for a diverse groups of students. She
continually challenges and motivates students to break the mold and express themselves through
creative avenues. Linda has 20+ years of experience initiating new ventures, consulting, producing events and exhibits.
James Turnbull is the owner of Ceramic Supply Inc in Lodi, NJ. He has worked in the ceramic supply field for most of his life. He is a graduate of NYU. James has two children and eight grandchildren. He is very active with his family. James is an avid reader and is interested in gardening.