Artists in Residence
Each year, we welcome several talented emerging artists to Clay Art Center as part of our Artist in Residence program. The program commences each September, and is designed to allow artists the time and space they need to develop their voices. Residents teach classes, share their expertise, assist with studio responsibilities, and contribute greatly to the artistic vibrance of the Center. Meet our 2018-2019 Artists, and look for their artwork in our Shop.
Austin Coudriet holds a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His work highlights the interaction between architecture and amorphous forms with some abstract sculptures being life-size. Austin is looking forward to teaching because his personal career goals are to be both a maker and an instructor.
Artist-in-Resident, Rittenberg Resident
James Webb holds a BFA from Eastern Kentucky University and a MFA from Southern Illinois University. Prior to coming to Clay Art Center James was an artist-in-resident and taught at Mudflat Pottery School in Sommerville, MA. His sculptural works have been exhibited widely and won many awards.
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. She recently was part of our concurrent solo exhibition by Artists-in-Residence where she featured her small works in “In a Pinch”. Fashion makes and collects objects to create and to connect her own ideas of identity.
Westchester Community Foundation: The Emily & Harold Valentine and Evelyn Gable Clark Scholarship Fund Young Artist Residency
Nicole Peters is Clay Art Center’s Westchester Community Foundation’s Young Artist Fellow. She received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Before coming to Port Chester she was teaching ceramics in Denver, Colorado. Nicole is interested in themes such as ritual repetition, folklore and childhood memories which she expresses in installations of miniature works.