Instructors

Ryan Gardner

Ryan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His focus in school was in jewelry and metalsmithing. Upon graduation he moved to Colorado…

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Jane Pellicciotto

Jane Pellicciotto is a second-career jewelry artist. With decades of branding and graphic design work behind her, she’s in a unique position to offer professional insight, support and expertise to…

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Nate Weiss

Nate Weiss is a metalsmith residing in Johnstown. His metalworking education was self-directed starting in 2013, learning from craft schools such as Penland, Touchstone, and Peter’s Valley. Nate has worked…

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Maracole Bijoux

Born and raised in Italy, Mara graduated with a specialization in Drawing Animation and game design from IED, in Rome. She worked in the animation industry till 2008, when she…

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Norman Pirollo

Norman Pirollo studied Cabinetmaking (Algonquin College) and attended an immersive furniture school (Rosewood Studio) to pursue furniture making. He currently runs his own company, Pirollo Design, since 2006. His business…

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Riley McManus

Riley McManus is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practice primarily revolves around ceramic sculpture, incorporating diverse materials such as enameled metals and glass. His artistic journey first began on the shores…

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Lily Tilton

Lily hails from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and earned a diploma in Cabinet and Furni­ture Making from the North Bennet Street School in January 2023. She has held a fellowship at…

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Kyla Culbertson

Kyla Culbertson is a ceramic artist from Canton, Illinois who is currently residing in Tempe, Arizona. In 2017, she graduated with a BFA in Ceramics from Western Illinois University. In…

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Troy Bungart

Meet ceramic artist Troy Bungart from Three Rivers, Michigan, and discover his dedication to making beautiful pottery tools for himself and for his fellow artists. He often hears his tools…

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Courtney Murphy

Courtney began working in clay in the early 2000s while living in Brooklyn, NY. She studied at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts before moving to Montana in 2009…

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Ellen Duvall

An avid gardener, flora and fauna serve as the main source of inspiration for Ellen’s explorations in surface design. Beneath a layer of vibrant color, her illustrated functional ware weaves…

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Eric Beavers

Eric Beavers makes his home in Mississippi but is a native of New Mexico. His memories of the culture and scenery of the American Southwest continue to influence the aesthetics…

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Ursula Hargens

Ursula Hargens is a long-time educator and mentor based in Minneapolis. She co-founded the MN NICE Program and, for the past decade, has helped emerging artists build personal and professional…

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Shawn O’Connor

Shawn O’Connor received his MFA in Ceramics from Syracuse University. The main focus of his research in graduate school revolved around wood firing. While at Syracuse, O’Connor designed and constructed…

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Korey Burns

Korey E. Burns is currently a full-time Creative Arts Professor at Davis and Elkins College. At D&E she is the instructor for digital media courses and advises students who are…

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Stefan Gougherty

Drawing upon his technical design background, Stefan Gougherty creates jewelry that is both a celebration and critique of human ingenuity. His previous career designing wearable technology informs his metalsmithing practice:…

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Erika Broas

Erika Broas (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, who most often can be found making jewelry and metal objects. She graduated with a BFA in metals in 2015, has worked many…

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Bill Walker

Lonesome Bill Walker (he/him/his) is a sculpture artist and the assistant curator and community outreach specialist for the artist-run community space Tooth + Nail Studio in Milwaukee, WI. A multidisciplinary artist, Walker works…

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Chelsea Van Voorhis

Chelsea Van Voorhis is a visual artist and woodworker that uses a traditional medium of wood veneer to create non-traditional pieces with strong social and political commentary surrounding the female…

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Diana Farfán

Diana Farfán (Bogotá, Colombia) is a ceramic sculptor and educator in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a B.F.A. in Ceramic and Printmaking from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an MFA…

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Lucy Fagella

I believe that handmade work is important in our fast paced digital world. The marks on the clay, the glaze variations, the slight size differences from piece to piece are…

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Rhonda Willers

Rhonda Willers, visual artist, writer, researcher, podcast host, and author of: Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques, focuses on fragility, space, and subtle strength as she works with repetitive forms and markings…

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Magda Gluszek

Magda Gluszek is a figurative ceramic sculptor, creating her artwork from clay and mixed media. She lives in Northeastern Arizona, where she feels deeply inspired by the surrounding high desert…

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Jill Baker Gower

Jill is a metalsmith and educator who resides near Chicago, IL. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Arizona State University. She has taught metals and…

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