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. 


Nikki Lau

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 This Many Boyfriends Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lau is looking forward to teaching, because her personal career goals are to be both a maker and an instructor. 


Zoey Scheler
Rittenberg Artist-in-Resident

Zoey B Scheler is a 2nd year 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

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Christine Fashion

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.

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

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. 

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