Meet Our 2018-2019 Artists-In-Residents!


We are welcoming three new artists-in-residents and one returning artist-in-resident for 2018-2019. They will all be teaching classes this year and will be a great addition to the Clay Art Center family! Come welcome and meet all of them on September 15th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at our Resident Slide Night where they will be sharing their clay journey. This event is free and open to the public.

Christine Fashion holds BFA from Penn State University. In 2017, she was awarded 2017 Windgate Fellowship for her project, Collections: Hierarchy and Value. Before coming to Port Chester, she worked at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. Fashion makes and collects objects to create and to connect her own ideas of identity. She will be teaching Intro to Ceramics and Sculpture: Beginning & Beyond this fall.

Nikki Lau holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington and a MFA in Ceramics from Penn State University. Prior to coming to Clay Art Center, she worked at ceramics institutions and businesses like The Clay Studio and Felt + Fat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lau is looking forward to teaching, because her personal career goals are to be both a maker and an instructor. She will be teaching Beginners & Beyond and Clay as Canvas this fall.

Zoey B Scheler is our returning resident. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, MSED from Hofstra University, and a MFA from Purchase College. Following earning her MFA, she came to Clay Art Center for the 2017/2018 residency. She recently was a part of our I-70 exhibition, where she featured her small sculptures. Scheler describes her work as whimsical, fun, colorful, and quirky. Her work combines her love of all things miniature, color, texture, and patterns. She will be teaching Beginners & Beyond and Built by Hand this fall.

Luke Wilde is Clay Art Center’s Westchester Community Foundation’s Young Artist Fellow. Wilde graduated with a BFA with a concentration in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz in 2017. He creates multiples in both pottery and sculptural works, and often utilizes digital technology in his work.  While teaching this year at Clay Art Center, he hopes to inspire his students the same way he was inspired by his teachers. Wilde will be teaching a number of youth classes this fall.