Our biggest event of the year, Hand-In-Hand is coming up on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Willow Ridge Country Club. Join us for an evening celebrating the ceramic arts, and the amazing CAC community.
Bill + Anne Owen
For several years community members Bill and Anne Owen have been philanthropists whose "small money to small charities" approach has supported our scholarship and clay as therapy programs. Their recognition that meaningful gifts to small organizations can make a big impact is what kick-started our program for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This program has reached over 450 people in just three years. Sadly, Bill has recently passed, but we are pleased to honor his memory along with Anne’s efforts to continue their good work in the community.
A talented clay artist and an avid educator, Harriet Ross began her three decades of teaching at Westchester Art Workshop in 1980 and has since taught all over Westchester County. Over the years she often brought students to CAC to see the exhibitions and take workshops. In 2011 she and her students migrated to Clay Art Center permanently! Harriet has been an important part of our community of art educators, sharing her wisdom continually on clay and on life.
As a collector and a lover of ceramics Martha Vida, during a trip to the UK in 2006, discovered British Studio Potters' Marks, a marks dictionary for UK studio ceramics. Martha took it upon herself to found an online hub: The Marks Project, The Dictionary of American Studio Ceramic Makers and Their Marks, 1946 to Present. We honor Martha for making her mark on the field of ceramics and for her passion for making clay artists visible and increasing their ability to establish a presence in the larger marketplace of collectors, writers, researchers, curators and gallerists.