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 2017-2018 Artists, and look for their artwork in our Shop. 


Logan Wall

Logan Wall graduated from the University of North Florida where she received her BFA in 2015. Wall has exhibited extensively and was commissioned by the Museum of Science and History for their permanent collection. Her work was featured in Exposure in Ceramics Monthly in 2015. While working at a craft pottery store, Wall began a small clay program to offer the Jacksonville community the experience to work with clay.


Zoey Scheler
Rittenberg Artist-in-Resident

Zoey B Scheler is a New York based artist. She completed her MFA at Purchase College SUNY in Purchase, NY.  Zoey attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she received her BFA with an emphasis in ceramics.  Following her studies in Brooklyn she attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, obtaining her MSED in K-12 Art Education.  Zoey is currently working on small, handheld, intimate, ceramic objects and engaging in a theoretical conversation about clay craft.

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Dana Reifer
Westchester Community Foundation: The Emily & Harold Valentine and Evelyn Gable Clark Scholarship Fund Young Artist Residency

Dana is a graduate of Ardsley High School and earned her BFA in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz, graduating in May of 2017. She has a strong focus on social activism and community building, using art as a tool. As she states, “Activism through education is a substantial part of my personal studio art practice…and (encouraging) social action through the arts is essential.” 


Michael Cerv

Michael Cerv creates pottery that physically represents the historical differences between stoneware and porcelain influenced by architectural design. He completed his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in the spring of 2017. He received a merit award scholarship at the Kansas City Art Institute and a Ceramics Department McKeown Special Project Grant in the spring of 2016. Cerv has exhibited his work numerous times at the Kansas City Art Institute, most recently in the 2016 show Lineage and Language. A selection of his glaze work was shown in the September 2016 publication of Dutch magazine De Kleine K.