Marina Kuchinski

Marina Kuchinski was born in Latvia and raised in Israel where she earned a BFA in ceramics at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. After moving to the United States, she completed her MFA in ceramics at Penn State University. She has been an active practicing artist and a Professor of Art, teaching ceramics and drawing at the College of DuPage in Illinois.

FEATURED WORK

Marina Kuchinski Ceramics, John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency

– John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, 2014

Bela Silva

Bela Silva was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and studied at the Fine Arts Schools in Porto and Lisbon, Ar,Co, Lisbon, the Norwich Fine Arts in the UK and The Art Institute of Chicago in the US. She currently lives between Lisbon and Brussels.

She exhibited her work in Chicago’s Ann Nathan Gallery and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Lisbon’s Museu do Azulejo (Tile Museum), Museu Anastácio Gonçalves in Lisbon, Palácio da Ajuda, Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo, and also in China and Japan.

FEATURED WORK

Bela Silva Ceramics, The Collector

– The Collector, 2014

Vitor Reis

Vitor Reis was born in Angola in 1974 and moved to Portugal at an early age, where he still lives and works. Vitor descends from a family of traditional potters from Caldas da Rainha, the city where he attended the Art College and completed his Fine Arts degree. His artistic journey focused mainly on the sculpture discipline, but recently he discovered the potential of ceramics as a way of expression.

FEATURED WORK

Vitor Reis Ceramics, Perverting tradition

– Perverting tradition, 2012-2014
– Hanging out, 2014

Sylvie Godel

Swiss-born ceramist, Sylvie Godel graduated from Geneva HEAD – Haute Ecole d’art et de design (formerly Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliquées), in 2004. Since 2005, she has been working independently at her workshop in Lausanne, the same town where MUDAC - Musée de Design et d’Arts appliqués Contemporains, has welcomed her artwork.

Sylvie’s porcelain creations have been exhibited in several galleries and design shops in Europe and Asia. She regularly participates in artist residency programs in Japan and China.

FEATURED WORK

Sylvie Godel Ceramics, Porcelain works

– Porcelain works, 2005-2013

Christine Golden

Christine Golden has been creating and teaching art for over 15 years. She has explored many different avenues of art, such as painting, pottery, metal and woodworking; but her primary focus has been the human form sculpted in clay.

Christine attained her BFA at the University of Utah, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 2010 she received her MFA from Indiana University where she also became an Associate professor and received several awards.

FEATURED WORK

Christine Golden Ceramics, You, Me, This and That

– You, Me, This and That, 2011-2014
When We Are Kids, 2012-2013

Undine Brod

Undine Brod (b. 1974) spent equal amounts of time growing-up in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City. She earned an MFA from The Ohio State University in 2011 and both a BFA in Ceramics and a BA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Washington in 1998.

She has received several grants and awards in recognition of her artwork including the top honor and award chosen by the prominent curator Christopher Bedford for work in the Ohio Art League Annual Fall Juried Exhibition and an Merit Award given by Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio for her work in the 19th National Ceramics Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.

FEATURED WORK

Undine Brod Ceramics, Trophy Heads

– Trophy Heads, 2012

Jamie Bates Slone

Jamie Bates Slone is a ceramic artist known for her figurative work in clay paired with with projected imagery as surface, as well as her experimental work in the casting of ceramic glazes. Her most recent work addresses the fragility of the human spirit in the midst of illness and loss in relation to her family’s history with cancer.

FEATURED WORK

Jamie Bates Slone Ceramics, Phenotypes

– Phenotypes, 2014

Constance McBride

Constance McBride draws her inspiration from nature, dreams, family and personal experiences.

Art critic Brian Sherwin commented on her sculptures, remarking, “McBride’s sculptures remind us of the connection we share with nature. One could suggest that said connection has been distorted by technological advances - but it still exists. We need to ‘listen’ now more than ever." Sherwin adds, "McBride’s work allows viewers to reflect on that connection - her work invites viewers to think beyond human-made constructs.

FEATURED WORK

Constance McBride Ceramics, The Lonely Girls

– The Lonely Girls, 2013

Brett Freund

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Brett Freund has studied and traveled in a variety of areas in the United States. After a residency at St. Petersburg Clay Company in Florida Brett received his MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and later was awarded the Lormina Salter Fellowship from Baltimore Clayworks. He exhibits nationally and was chosen as 2012 Emergency Artist by Ceramics Monthly.

FEATURED WORK

Brett Freund Ceramics, Bliss Point

– Bliss Point, 2013-2014

Sarah Purvey

Sarah Purvey gained both her BA and MA qualifications at Bath Spa some twenty years apart receiving her MA in ceramics in 2009.

Sarah’s ceramic Landscape Series have been exhibited nationally and internationally including private collections in Tokyo and New York. Her ceramic work also forms part of the Bath Spa University collection at Corsham Court.

Sarah Purvey Ceramics, Landscape Series

– Landscape Series, 2010-2014

Susan Phillips

Susan Phillips (b. 1978) studied a BA (hons) in studio ceramics at Falmouth College of Arts between 1996-1999. She is now based in rural Herefordshire where she lives with her partner and 2 children on the Welsh/English border.

FEATURED WORK

Susan Phillips Ceramics Sculpture

– Untitled, 2013

Kevork Cholakian

Born in New York City Kevork Cholakian attended classes at the Art Students League and the Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and Art before earning a Bachelor of fine arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

After graduation he began working in broadcast television as a graphic designer and later moved to Los Angeles to take a senior design director position in that field. After leaving television in 2010 to pursue his art fulltime Kevork also developed an interest in ceramics. His work focuses on sculpture related to his still life painting.

FEATURED WORK

Kevork Cholakian Ceramics, Artists Studio Chairs

– Artist’s Studio Chairs, 2012-2013

Eszter Imre

Eszter Imre was born in 1985 in Hungary. Growing up in a historical town in the heart of Hungary she discovered her great interest towards the arts and crafts and started her artistic education at the age of 14.

Getting to know ceramics during the high school years had significant influence on Eszter and she have been working with clay ever since. She earned her Master in fine arts (2010) and an MFA degree in design (2014) from the School of Design and Crafts (HDK, University of Gothenburg), Sweden.

FEATURED WORK

Eszter Imre Ceramics, Must-produced

– Must-produced, 2012

Güliz Korkmaz Tirkeş

Güliz Korkmaz Tirkeş (b. 1976, Turkey) has been working at METU Faculty of Architecture, Ankara, since 2000 and practicing ceramics since 2005 at Ödül Işıtman’s ceramics studio at the same faculty.

She completed her graduate studies in 2002 at Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, and received her PhD from METU Faculty of Architecture, in 2007.

FEATURED WORK

Guliz Korkmaz Tirkes Ceramics, Flow Series

– Flow Series, 2010-2013